Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Manchester's Alex Hogben wins at Iowa City

Manchester's Alex Hogben, coming up to the end of his four years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, scored his second win on the US college circuit - his first since he was a freshman - in the Hawkeye-TaylorMade/Adidas Invitational college tournament at Finkbine Golf club, Iowa City.
Over a long par-72 course of 7,223yd, Hogben, pictured, spreadeagled the field of 60 players with a brilliant last round of eight-under-par 64 which included five birdies in his first eight holes and three birides in his last four. His round equalled the lowest ever score returned in the history of the UKMC golf programme.
Alex's earlier rounds were 73 and 72. So he finished with a seven-under-par total of 209 and won by six strokes.

Top-10 finish for Tom Berry in Texas

In the Aggie Invitational at the Traditions Golf Club, Bryan in Texas, San Diego's two students from Surrey, freshman Tom Berry and sophomore Andrew Cooley finished tied eighth and 50th respectively.
Berry scored 70, 68 and 74 for 212, four under par for the 7,146yd, par-72 course.
Cooley started badly with an 80 but shot 72 and 71 in his later rounds for a total of 223.
Winner with a 1o-under-par total of 206 was Jordan Russell (Texas A&M). Playing over his home course, he had scores of 70, 69 and 67 to win by a shot from team-mate Geoff Shaw in a tournament dominated by Texas A&M players.
Texas A&M won the team title by 21 shots from Oklahoma State with texas Tech (1067) third and San Diego Staate (1087) fourth of 12.