Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Colin Farquharson's USA college golf news round-up

Sandy Scott finishes nine-under-par to win a

top 10 place in hot field

at Pebble Beach

Sandy Scott, pictured, from Nairn, now into his second year as a student at Texas Tech, had a nine-under-par total of 207 with rounds of 69, 67 and 71 - but finished T9 in a very low scoring US college tournament at Pebble Beach, Monterey in California.
Texas Tech team-mate Hurly Long from Mannheim, Germany won the Carmel Cup individual honours with a 19-under-par total of 197(69-61-67) - the second round 61 was a course record for Pebble Beach - but even so, Long could not shake off the opposition and Hayden Wood (Oklahoma State) forced a play-off with scores of 64, 67 and 66 ... and this over a par-72 course of 6,828yd.
Long and Wood finishes six shots ahead of the third-placed competition, Garett Reband (Oklahoma) (68-67-68 for 203).
The top 31 finishers were all under par at the end of the 54 hole tournament which gives you an idea of the depth of the high standard of play.
Texas Tech head coach Greg Sands is optimistic about the 2017-2018 college season, based on the performances of Hurly Long, Sandy Scott and the rest of the "Red Raiders" team.
"Just overall a fantastic weekend," Sands said. "The only thing that could have made it better would be a team title, but I'm so proud of the guys. Hurly will get a lot of the credit, and he should, for an unbelievable performance. However, this was truly a team effort as well. Three top-15 finishes in a field as strong as this makes for a great weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing where this team goes from here."



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