Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Colin Farquharson's weekly US college golf round-up

Dundee student Ritchie is T11 after 72 in Bob Dibble Classic in Tennessee

Callum Ritchie, pictured, from Dundee, a student at Mars Hill University, North Carolina, was in T11 position after an opening score of one-over-par 72 over a 6,763yd course at the Bob Dibble Classic college tournament at Link Hills Golf and Country Club, Greeneville, Tennessee on Monday.
Fellow Scots and Brevard College students, Craig Stephen from Torphins and Calum McAndrew from Fife shot scores of 75 and 78 respectively. Stephen was lying T27 amd McAndrew T44 in a field of 57 players.
Leading the field by one stroke is Austin Gliha (Belmont Abbey) with a three-under-par 68.

Paul McBride doing well at Shoal Creek
Paul McBride from Dublin, a student at Wake Forest University, was T3 on 139 (71-68) after 36 holes of the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Birmingham, Alabama.
Former Scottish boys champion Will Porter from Carnoustie, a student at Chattanooga is T37 on 148, made up of rounds of 72 abd 76.
Leading the field in William Walker III (Alabama-Birmingham) with scores of 64 and 71 for 135 over a par-72 course of 7,306yd.

Sandy Scott needs to eliminate the negative

Sandy Scott from Nairn, a student at Texas Tech University, has no problem shooting birdies but he just cannot stop dropping shots at regular intervals.
Yesterday's second round of the Trinity Forest Invitational college tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas was a case in point.
Sandy followed up a bag of four birdies in a first-round 73 with five birdies in a 72, one over par for a 7,287yd course.
Scott birdies the fifth, eighth, 11th, 14th and 18th but bogeyed the fourth, ninth, 12th and 16th before running up a double bogey 5 at the short 15th (he had two double bogeys in his first round).
Sandy is T37 in a field of 78 players after rounds of 73 and 72 for 145 - nine shots behind the joint leaders on 136, Justin Suh (Southern California) (67-69) and Brandon Mancheno (Auburn) (68-68) who are two clear of the field with one round to go.

Lauren Whyte just outside top 10 in Colorado

Lauren Whyte from St Andrews, who transferred from Baylor University to Denver, was T13 in a field of 90 competitors after shooting a par-matching 72 over a 6,216yd courseat the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club's Fazio Course, Wolcott in the state of Colorado.
Lauren, who was Scottish U18 girls champion in 2012, is three shots behind the early leader, Elodie Van Dievoet (Michigan).



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