Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Brits help Western New Mexico finish seventh at Mustang Intercollegiate

Final Results

GOODYEAR, Arizona–
The No. 22/23 Western New Mexico University men's golf team moved up a spot during the final round of the Mustang Intercollegiate  into seventh place at the par 72, 7,015 yard Palm Valley Golf Club.

The Mustangs collected rounds of 288-283-287 for an 858 to land just two-shots back of Stanislaus State for sixth. BYU-Hawaii overtook UC-Colorado Springs for the top spot to win the 19-team tournament with a 845, five-shots better than the field. Simon Fraser's Chris Crisologo and BYU-Hawaii's Brent Grant each tied on the individual side with a pair of 203's to lead the rest by seven-strokes.

Junior All-American Harry Wetton (Bedford, England/The Bedford School) wasn't to be denied during the final round as he had three rounds under-par (70-71-70) to finish with a 211, good to tie for ninth. He was on fire in par-five scoring shooting five-under (4.58), one-under on par-four (3.97) and was one-over on par-three (3.08). Wetton led the team in birdies with 11 and tied for second on the team in pars with 37.

Senior All-Americans Thomas Neve (Epsom, England/Cams Hill School/Merrist College) and Calum Hill (Kinross, Scotland/Kinross HS), along with senior Daniel Young (Cheshire, England/Eaton Bank HS) all finished within a shot of each other. Neve had the best round of the group during the tournament with a second round 67, along with a pair of 74's to end with a 215 to tie for 21st. Hill and Young tied for 24th with 216's. Hill had nearly the same three scores (71-73-72) in each round, while Young put up the exact same scores, just in different rounds (73-72-71). Neve was two-under on par-four (3.93) and three-under on par-five (4.75). He led the team in pars with 38 and added nine birdies. Hill ended up even on par-three (3.00) and three-under on par-five (4.75), while tying with Wetton for second on the team in pars with 37 and added nine birdies. Young was four-under on par-five (4.67) and even on par-four (4.00), while adding 36 pars and nine birdies.

Sophomore Ross White (Dollar, Scotland/Kinross HS) rounded out the top-five with a 227 (77-75-75) to tie for 76th. White was two-under on par-five (4.83) and added 32 pars and seven birdies.

WNMU also had three individuals in junior Jaime Waltmire (Tucson, AZ/Canyon del Oro HS/Hawai'i Pacific/So. Mountain CC) and freshmen Patrick Niland (Sacramento, CA/Rio Americano HS) and Robbie Kemsley (Glasgow, Scotland/The High School of Glasgow). Waltmire collected rounds of 76-80-77 for a 233 to tie for 88th. He was three-under on par-five (4.75) and added 10 birdies. Niland posted scores of 77-76-90 for a 243 to tie for 96th. He had six birdies and 26 pars. Kemsley was just a shot back with a 244 (75-76-93) to land in 97th. He finished with 27 pars and five birdies.

WNMU led the field in pars with 180 and added 45 birdies. They ended up fifth in par-three scoring (3.23), seventh in par-four (4.05) and eighth in par-five (4.72).

The Mustangs will now prepare for the RMAC Championships April 18-19 that will take place at the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz.

Manchster student Josef Loughlin wins Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate

PARKVILLE, Mirrouri – The Bethany College men's golf team raced out of the gates to take a 22 shot lead after the first round of the Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate at the National Golf Club. Josef Loughlin, pictured right, a third-year student from Manchester, led the way with a first place finish after two play-off holes.
The Bethany women's team finished in fifth place at the same tournament.
Loughlin had rounds of 74 and 78 to finish with a tournament total of 152. Loughlin was tied with Nick Anderson after the tournament had completed, so the two started in a play-off.
It took two holes, but Loughlin came away with the win, and claimed first place.
Olly Rubenstein, a third-year student from Sheffield,  claimed third just a few shots behind his teammate. 
Rubenstein, pictured below, started the tournament with a round of 76 and then shot a 79 to finish with a 155.
Josh Meeks from Warrington  finished in a tie for fourth place. He started with an 83, but rebounded to shoot a team low 73 for a two round total of 156.
 Scott Farrall from Conwy, North Wales took ninth place after having rounds of 83 and 76.
 Lewis Blair from Leighton Buzzard was in a tie for tenth at the end of the tournament after rounds of 82 and 78 for a total of 160.
Aspen Bryant finished in a tie for fifth place on the women's side of the tournament. She had a first round of 84 and followed with an 88. Lexi Pauls was tied for 17th palce after a round of 88 and a round of 100. Arianna Bryant shot rounds of 96 to finish in 19th place. Rachel Meyer had rounds of 109 and 105 to finish in 41st