Tuesday, October 04, 2016


Londoner Lumsden scores first USA win

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Buoyed by three top-10 individual performances from Londoner Ryan Lumsden, Dylan Wu and Andrew Whalen, Northwestern University, where Luke Donald was once a student, captured its first team title since 2013 at the Milwaukee Country Club Marquette Intercollegiate.

In addition to a team victory, sophomore Lumsden, pictured right,  earned his first collegiate individual title after carding three-straight rounds at 1-under 69 for a three-under-par total of 207 over a par-780 course of 7,097yd. 
There was no play-off - Lumsden shared the title with SMU's Gray Townsend.
As a team, Northwestern had a two-stroke cushion entering Monday's finale and then fired a tournament-best 4-under 276 to run away with the tournament title with a five-shot advantage at 4-under 836. 
Mississippi finished second; shooting 1-over 841, while UCLA finished third at 5-over 845.
"I am really proud of the guys and the way they competed this weekend," said head coach David Inglis, a former British boys' champion from Scotland.
 "We led from the start and had a strong finish today when we really needed to – it was a complete team performance. I am also delighted for Ryan to earn the individual win. He has worked so hard and improved so much. We knew it was only a matter of time."
Junior Dylan Wu fired his best score of the tournament with a 2-under 68 finale that played a large roll in NU extending its lead in the final round. Wu shot a team-best 10 birdies, including five on the final 18 holes en route to a seventh-place overall finish at 2-under 210.
Fifth-year senior Andrew Whalen had his best finish of the year, earning a 10th-place standing in the individual rankings.
Scot Alex Chalk, a freshman from Castle Douglas at Seton Hall University, tied for 50th place on 231 with scores of 75, 79 amd 77.
Another Seton Hall student, Alex McAuley from Douglas, Isle of Man, finished 59th on 232 with scores of 78, 78 and 76. There were 66 players in the field.

Chicago's Big Ten Team is back in action on Oct. 14 for the Bush Cup.

Site: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Course: Milwaukee Country Club (Par 70, 7,097 yards)
Tournament: Marquette Intercollegiate
NU Team Standing: 1st of 10 Teams (283-277-276=836 [-4]) - Round 3 of 3
Top NU Individual: Ryan Lumsden (69-69-69=207 [-3])
Next NU Event: Oct. 14 – Bush Cup

RESULTS: Round One | Round Two | Round Three

1st Northwestern (283-277-276=836 [-4])
T1 – Ryan Lumsden, 69-69-69=207 (-3)
T7 – Dylan Wu, 72-70-68=210 (-E)
T10 – Andrew Whalen, 72-68-71=211 (+1)
T16 – Sam Triplett, 74-70-68=212 (+2)
T37 ­–Everton Hawkins, 70-72-78=220 (+10)

T37 ­– Conor Richardson, 74-75-71=220 (+10)

Team Standings (Round 3 of 3)
1 Northwestern, 283-277-276=836 (-4)
2 Mississippi, 287-277-277=841 (+1)
3 UCLA, 287-275-283=845 (+5)
4 SMU, 288-285273=846 (+6)
5 Liberty, 284-287-278=849 (+9)
6 Marquette, 290-285-287=862 (+22)
7 Wisconsin, 297-285-290=872 (+32)
8 Seton Hall, 294-293-290=877 (+37)
9 Northern Illinois, 292-292-298=882 (+42)
10 Valparaiso, 304-309-302=915 (+75)

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