Thursday, September 15, 2016

 Naysmith has top 10 finish on USA college    

debut in San Francisco

Murray Naysmith from Edinburgh, a freshman at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, has achieved a top-10 finish in his debut on the USA men's college golf circuit.

Naysmith, who was tied for 25th after 36 holes, had ever-improving rounds of 74, 72 and 69 for a two-over-par total of 215 in the University of San Francisco Olympic Intercollegiate at the Olympic Club, San Francisco.
The Scot, pictured, tied for eighth place, only five shots behind the joint winners, Riley Elmes (74-66-70) and Stefano Mazzoli (Texas Christian) (73-66-71), on three-under 210 over the par-71 course.
Alabama-Birmingham (881) finished ninth of 14 in the team event won by Brigham Young (859) with St Mary's (California) (867) second and Texas Christian (868) third.

SAN FRANCISCO -- In its first tournament of the 2016-2017 season, the University of Alabama-Birmingham men's golf team placed ninth overall at the San Francisco Olympic Invitational which was played at the famed Olympic Club.
Redshirt freshman Murray Naysmith led the Blazers by tying for eighth overall at two over par. Naismith entered the final round in a tie for 25th and put together a two-under 69 which landed him inside the top-10 in his first US college career tournament.
As a team, the Blazers entered the day in sixth place and fell three spots by collectively shooting 15-over par on the final day and +29 for the tournament.
"It was great to see Murray Naysmith place in the top-10 in his first collegiate tournament," said new head coach Mike Wilson. "There were some definite bright spots throughout the week, but we didn't finish the final round like we should have. We are a young team and we need to learn how to finish tournaments."
Sophomore Tim Harry was UAB's second finisher and tied for 19th overall by shooting a +7. After a one-over 72 in the opening round, Harry followed that up with consecutive three-over 74's in the second and third rounds for his top-20 finish.
The Blazers continue their autumn schedule in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate from Sept. 23-25 at Phoenix, Arizona

Ascot student down the field in Indiana 

George Baylis (Akron University), a third-year student from Ascot, finished T61 in a field of 81 at the rain-shortened Wolf Run Invitational at Wolf Run Golf Club, Zionsville, Indiana.
Rain washed out one of the day's play, cutting the tournament from three to two rounds over a par-71 course of 7,155yd.
Illinois students finished first and second, Nick Hardy (69-69 for 138) and Dylan Meyer (73-66 for 139).
Illinois (561) also won the team event from Purdue (574) and Kentucky (575). Akron (614) finished T9 of 14 teams.



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