Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sandy Scott and Texas Tech have good second

day at Bandon Dunes

Sandy Scott, pictured, from Nairn and the Texas Tech team of five had a good second day in the Bandon Dunes Collegiate Championship at Bandon, Oregon.
The best individual Texas Tech score on the day was a two-under 70; the second best a one-under 71, and the three others, including freshman Scott, all returned one-over 73s. Speak about a good grouping!
That collective good day enabled Texas Tech take over second place on their own with a 570 36-hole tally, 10 behind leaders Oregon (560) and four ahead of third placed Oregon State (574) in a big field of 16 teams.
The Oregon and Oregon State teams have a big advantage as far as the course goes. It's a "home posting" for them. They will all the Bandon Dunes course like the back of their hand.
Hosts Gonzaga University are way down the list. The one Brit on their roster with a Scottish sounding name, Angus Montgomery (actually he comes from Middlesborough), had a nightmare day with a score of 13-over 85 which included a triple bogey 8 at the long 15th, one birdie, at the short fifth and 11 bogeys.

Fraser Hall from Birmingham has  T3 finish

 at Palm Beach Polo Club

Fraser Hall from Birmingham, a third-year student at Johnson and Wales University, Florida, finished T3 in a field of 54 players. He had scores of 69, 75 and 71 for one-under-par 215 over a 6,763yd course in the Keiser Invitational college tournament at Palm Beach Polo Club, Wellington, Florida.

Hall, pictured right, finished only two shots behind the joint winners, both Texas Wesleyan Uni students, Steven Anderson (70-70-73) and Matt Killam (72-69-72).
The four Webber International University English students in the field, Sam De'Ath, a senior from Fleet, Ollie Chesterton, a sophomore from London, Jack Ewbank, a sophomore from Middlesborough, and Kenny Overthrow, a senior from Gloucester, finished 20th, T24, 28th and T32 respectively.
De'Eath had rounds of 71, 74 and 77 for 222.
Chesterton scored 74, 74 and 77 for 225.
Ewbank had rounds of 80, 78 and 70 for 228.
Overthrow - with a name like that he should be playing cricket! - scored 77, 75 and 78 for 230.
Hosts Keiser University (861) won the team title ahead of runners-up Texas Wesleyan (866) with Southeastern Uni (881) third and Johnson and Wales (882) fourth.
Webber International (898) finished sixth of the nine participating teams.



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