Sunday, September 25, 2016

US college golf news

Ashleigh Greenham in third place at Nittany Lion Invitational with one round to go

Three times Essex girls champion Ashleigh Greenham from London, now a student at Rutgers after transferring from Arizona State, is in third place in a field of 61 players with one round to play in the Nittany Lion Invitational over the Penn State Blue Course (par 72, 6,306yd) in Pennsylvania.

Ashleigh, pictured, has had rounds of 73 and 72 for one-over-par 145cand is three behind the leader, Jackie Rogowicz (Penn State) (68-74 for 142), and one behind second-placed Isabella Rusher (Richmond )(70-74 for 144).
Penn State (590) have a comfortable lead in the team event from Richmond (604) with Rutgers (615) fifth of nine. 

Ross and Dusek tie for 12th at Crooked Creek

Alasdair Ross from Fort William and Andy Dusek from Woking, both final-year students at Union College, Kentucky, tied for 12th place on 156 in the Bill Sergent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Club, London, Kentucky recently.

Ross, pictured left, had a pair of 78s for 156, Dusek 76 and 80.
They finished 12 shots behind the winner by seven, Ben Kendrick (University of Cumberlands) who had scores of 68 and 76 for level par 144 over a par-72 course of 6,930yd. 

Sandy Scott well down the field in Albuquerque

Nairn's outstanding prospect, Sandy Scott, a freshman student at Texas Tech, has not yet found his home form on the United States college circuit.

Scott shot rounds of 75, 74 and 78 for an 11-over-par total of 227 over a long par-72 course (7,555yd) and a joint 48th place finish in a field of 92 at the William H Tucker college tournament at the University of New Mexico's championship course, Albuquerque, which finished on Saturday.
Scott, pictured right, finished 17 shots behind the winner by two, Blake Cannon (Colorado State) (71-69-70 for 219).
Albuquerque is a high altitude city in New Mexico, so that had not helped the Highlander either!

Naysmith and Porter struggle at Scottsdale

Edinburgh's Murray Naysmith (Albamba-Birmingham) slipped down th field to joint 57th with a second-round 77 after opening with a 69 in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate tournament at Mirabel Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Naysmith's tally of 146 is four over the par for the 7,147yd course which has a par of 71.

Former Scottish boys' match-play champion Will Porter, pictured left, from Arbroath, a freshman student at Chattanooga, is tied 88th in a field of 93 players. He has had disappointing scores of 75 and 79 for 154 - 24 shots behind the leader by two, Luis Gagne (Louisiana State), who has had a pair of 65s for 12-under 130.



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