Monday, February 29, 2016

Calum Hill from Kinross finishes sixth

 at San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas Senior All-American Calum Hill (Kinross, Scotland/Kinross HS) remained in the top-10 to help lead Western New Mexico University men's golf team to a third place finish at the St. Mary's Invitational at the par 72, 6,937 yard Dominion Country Club at San Antonio.
The Mustangs had rounds of 300-286-305 to tally  891. Host St. Mary's continued to lead the 13-team field, firing an 865 to win by 22-shots. Runners-up on 887, four ahead of Western New Mexico, Southwestern Oklahoma State's Stefan Idstam took home the individual title with a 209 to win by a stroke.
Hill paced the Mustangs throughout the tournament, and finished a creditable sixth. His top round of 69 came in the second round, while he also posted a first round 73 and final round 75 for  one-over-par 217. 

During the final round the Scot posted three more birdies to finish with eight to lead the team. He led the entire field with two eagles and also added 34 pars. He was near the top of the pack in par-four scoring (4.03) and par-five (4.75). 
 Thomas Neve (Epsom, England/Cams Hill School/Merrist College) had one of the top second rounds on the team with a 70 and with a first round 80 and final round 76 he finished with a 226 good to tie for 28th. He fired a pair of birdies during the third round. He also sank an eagle putt and added six birdies during the tournament. He did well in both par-three (3.17) and par-five (4.83).
Senior Daniel Young (Cheshire, England/Eaton Bank HS) was just a few shots back of Neve, posting a 228 with rounds of 77-71-80 to tie for 34th. He recorded a pair of birdies and ended up with five in the two days. He was the third Mustang to score an eagle and was also near the top in pars with 33. He was strong in par-five scoring (4.92).

 Harry Wetton (Bedford, England/The Bedford School) opened well with a 75 and after rounds of 81 and 80 he tallied a 236 to tie for 54th.
James Hornsby from Liverpool, a student at Newman University, Wichita, Kansas posted rounds of 86, 73 and 81 for a T47 finish on 234. There were 75 players in the field.

Newman finished 11th in the team event with a total of 934.
Western New Mexico will return to action on March  21-22 in the Cal Baptist Invitational that will take place at the Eagle Glen Golf Course in Corona, Califorina

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