Men’s golf | 12/10/2021 19:54:00
BURLINGTON – Diego GonzÃ¡lez (SR, Caracas, Venzuela) produced a record day for men’s A&T North Carolina golf in the third round of the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University on Tuesday at the 6,867 yard par 71 Alamance Country Club golf course. .
Gonzalez shot a school record of 5 under 66 to move from tied 17th for fourth in the tournament with three 5-under 205 rounds. The 66 is the lowest number of strokes in a three-round tournament in Canadian history. program.
The 205 strokes are the fewest in a three-round tournament for an A&T Aggies male golfer.
Gonzalez broke his UMES Collegiate Golf Challenge 2018 school record when he shot a 69 in the second round before shooting a 69 in the third round, while he shot a school record of 6 under 210 for the tournament there. three years.
“He’s a very good player who plays under control,” said Watkins. He is always prepared and sticks to his plan of attack. He works very hard on his game, but he knows how to have fun while working. It’s a good mix for a good player. ”
The Aggies were 11th in the tournament with a 26-over 878. Elon won the tournament with a 31-under 821. Appalachian State was second with 22-under 830, followed by Longwood (9-under, 843), Radford ( 9- minus, 843) and Elon’s B team (5 minus, 847).
The day started on the 10th par 4 for 398 yards for Gonzalez. He shot a new back without a bogey. He closed his first nine holes with a birdie on the par 5, 17th by 506 yards to go to 3 under.
He went to 4 under with a birdie on the par-4 of 424-yard No. 1 before going 5-under-3, 178-yard No. 4. Gonzalez then hit the par-5 of 534 yards. par-6 for the third patented eagled in school history.
After Gonzalez’s eagle, he was 10 cents for the tournament and was in contention for the individual tournament title. But, unfortunately, he missed the seventh and eighth holes before shooting the par on the par 4, 382 yards, ninth to end the tournament.
Dougie Ergood of the University of North Carolina, Jake Lane of App State and Pedro Rabadan of Elon tied three for first place at 10 under 203.
Former NBA star JR Smith (FR, Millstone Township, NJ) finished his first collegiate tournament with a 27-over 240. He finished with an 8-over 79 in the third round. Smith made 11 pars on his card on Tuesday but didn’t register a birdie.
Xavier williams (SR, Boling Springs, NC) finished tied for 40th. Williams had a great third round shooting an Under 3 69. This helped him move up 11 places from Monday. He started on the 10th, and he had three birdies in the back nine and three birdies in the front.
Diego Sanchez (SR, San Luis Potosi City, Mexico) finished tied for 66th at 12 of 225. Martin Gutierrez (SO, Madrid, Spain) finished at 24 of 237.
The Aggies are back in action October 23-24 for the UNCG Grandover Collegiate hosted by UNC Greensboro at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center.