Monday, October 03, 2016

Aberdeen students Murray, Fisher do well in USA

Two Aberdeen-born student golfers at American colleges did well in recent tournaments.
Ben Murray from Portlethen, a student at Midland Community College, Texas, tied for fourth place in a field of 69 players at the High Country Shoot-out competition at The Links at Sierra Blanca, Ruidoso, New Mexico.
He had rounds of 68, 70 and 69 for a total of nine-under-par 207 over a course of 6,757yd with a par of 72.
Murray finished 10 shots behind the winner, Adam Blomme (Odessa), who had a total of 19-under-par 197 to finish five shots clear of the field. 
Midland (832) finished second to Odessa (827) in the team event, contested by 11 squads.
Newmachar GC member Adam Fisher, pictured, a student at Missouri State University, tied for 15th place at the Derek Dolenc Intercollegiate tournament at Gateway National Golf Club, Madison in Illinois.
He had rounds of 74, 71 and 75 for a total of 220 over a long par-71 course of 7,102yd.
The competition was won by one of Fisher's team-mates, Jack Knoesel with scores of 66, 68 and 72 for seven-under 206.
Fisher helped Missouri State to win the team title, finishing two shots ahead of runners-up SIU Edwardsville.



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