Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Calum Hill finishes 16th, helps Oregon State

come third in Bandon Dunes team event.

Alan Murdoch reports that Merchistonian Calum Hill, from North Berwick and in his final year as a student at Oregon State University, helped his college finish third in the Bandon Dunes Collegiate Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Club, Oregon (March 12-14) by finishing 16th in a field of 90 players.

Hill, pictured, had three steady rounds of 72, 71 and 73 for a level par aggregate of 216 over a par-72 course of 6,893yd.
Another Scot, Sandy Scott from Nairn, a freshman at Texas Tech, had an up-and-down three days with rounds of 77, 73 and 75 for 225 and a T51 final placing.
Texas Tech provided the individual winner by two strokes, Hannes Ronneblad (65-71-70 for 10-under 206), and finished second (857)  in the team event, sandwiched between winners Oregon (836), whose Edwin Yi (69-71-68) and Wyndham Clark (66-74-68) finished joint second on 208, and third-placed Oregon State (858) in a field of 16 teams.
A third Brit in the field, Angus Montgomery from Middlesborough, a student at Gonzaga University, did not do so well. He shot 77, 85 and 78 for a total of 240 and 88th place. Gonzaga (907) finished 15th of 16 in the team event.



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