Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another top 10 finish in States by Dundee's Jordan McColl

Dundee's Jordan McColl, a student at New Mexico Junior College, continued his successful freshman year on the US college golf circuit with another top 10 finish in the Harbor Lakes Invitational at Harbor Lakes Golf Club, Granbury in Texas on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Jordan had rounds of 74 and 75 for a total of 149 over a long par-72 course of 7,177yd.
He finished joint eighth, eight shots behind the winner Nathan Anderson (McLennan Community College) who had six shots to spare over the field with rounds of 70 and 71 for three-under-par 141. So McColl, pictured right, was only two shots adrift of the runner-up on 147.
Elliot Groves from Southampton, a studen at Western Texas College, tied for 21st place on 152 with scores of 77 and 75.
Team-mate Nick Flynn from Surrey, for some reason, had a No Return in the first round and a very good second-round effort of 71 which must have left him rueing what went wrong for him in the first circuit.
Ross Milne from Aboyne, a first-year student at Dodge City Community College, tied for 90th place in a field of 118 players with scores of 83 and 81 for 164.
McColl's good effort almost landed the team title for New Mexico JC. They finished on 802, the same total as Tyler Junior College, joint second, beaten by a single shot, by winners McLennan Community College.

Tom Brown's Schooldays in the States
Tom Brown (Mississippi), a freshman student from Hertfordshire) finished seventh of 87 in the LA Tech Bulldog Classic at the Squire Creek Country Club, Choudrant in Louisiana. Tom had deteriorating rounds - it might have been the weather - of 70, 73 and 78 for 221.
Tom Robson (a freshman at Jacksonville State University, Alabama, finished joint 46th on 235 with scores of 79, 76 and 80. Tom hails from Waterlooville in Hampshire.
On the same mark was Dan Waite (Kansas) from Surrey with scores of 78, 79 and 78.
James Taverner (Southeastern Louisiana), a final year student from London, shared 61st place on 238 with scores of 82, 77 and 79.
If there was bad weather, it didn't seem to bother the winner, Cedric Scotto (Southeastern Louisiana). He had scores of 73, 68 and 71 for four-under-par 212 to win by four strokes.
There was a double whammy for Southeastern Louisiana. They pipped Mississippi by a single shot at the head of a field of 16 teams.