Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sinead O'Sullivan joint third in big Arizona field

Ireland's Sinead O'Sullvan (East Tennessee State University), pictured above, tied for third place in a field of 109 players at the Northern Migration Invite women's college tournament at Poston Butte, Florence in Arizona.
Sinead, a senior-year student from Galway, had rounds of 73, 70 and 78 for a total of 221 over the par-72, 6227yd course.
Winner by three strokes with a five-under-par total of 211 was Kayla Mortellaro (Idaho) with rounds of 68, 70 and 73.
Ami Storey (Kansas State), a member at Ponteland Golf Club in the north-east of England, finished joint 21st on 228, made up of rounds of 78, 77 and 73.
East Tennessee State finished fourth of 19 teams behind winners UTSA. Kansas State came eighth.

Top 10 finishes by Jacqueline and Sammy
Scottish students in America, Jacqueline Sneddon (Grand Canyon University, Arizona) from Meigle and Sammy Vass (University of Central Florida) from Tain achieved top-10 tournament finishes this week.
Jacqueline came fifth in the Dutch Desert Classic one-round women's college event at Octotillo Golf Club, Chandler in Arizona. Team-mates Georgina Dunn and Jennifer Lutz tied for first place with 75s. Jacqueline scored an 86.
Sammy finished ninth in the individual scoreboard of the Harvard University v UCF tournament & match at Red Tail Golf Club, Sorrento in Florida. She had an 80 over a par-72, 6195yd course. Katie Sylvan (Harvard) was the winner with a 73 and Harvard won the match by 303 strokes to 314.

Harrold and Ballingall help Missouri score big team win
Missouri University won the team title at the George Washington Invite men's college tournament at Bear Trap Dunes, Bethany Beach in Delaware by a runaway margin of 32 strokes, thanks to the efforts of Chris Johnson, William Harrold and Stuart Ballingall who finished first, second and third in a field of 96 players.
Johnson is an American but Harrold comes from St Albans and Ballingall is an Anglo-Scot from Norwich. Both Harrold and Ballingall are freshmen students at Missouri.
Johnson scored 66, 68 and 65 over a par-72 course of 6834 for a tremendous 54-hole total of 17-under-par 199.
Harrold had rounds of 72, 67 and 66 for second place on 205. Ballingall was only one shot off the lead with opening rounds of 69 and 66 but a par third round of 72 saw him lose ground on both his team-mates.
O'Dell and Gamble in Webber International 1-2-3 finish
Webber University, Florida students Connor O'Dell from Taunton, Alexander Carpenhall and Tom Gamble from Walton on Thames also pulled off a 1-2-3 finish in the Webber International Tri Match over 18 holes at Lekarica Golf Club, Lake Wales in Florida.
Over a par-72, 6200yd course, freshman O'Dell had a round of 69 to win by two shots from American team-mate Carpenhall with Gamble, a sophomore, third on 73.
Two more Webber International students from England, Adam Galbraith from Haywards Heath and Craig Isabel from Stanford-Le-Hope, tied for seventh place on 78 in a field of 29 players.
Webber International (296) won the three-cornered match ahead of Franklin & Marshall (314) and Knox College (326).