16th, 17th and 18th May 2016
Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) will have three competitors in the NCAA Div 1 Men’s National Championship.
David Boote (Arizona -4 8th), Paul McBride (Arizona -1 T12) and Sam Horsfield (Wisconsin -1 T12) have all qualified today for the Nationals with their respective Stanford, Wake Forest and Florida teams. This is no mean achievement so congratulations to them all and good luck next week.
However, in many respects the real GB&I Regionals story concerns the unrewarded efforts of Daniel Sutton and Ryan Cornfield, both from the West Midlands.
Daniel Sutton played beautifully over all three days to finish in the Top 5 at the Kohler Regional but a superb final day for Baylor (-14) saw his Idaho team (-6) lose out on 5th place by 6-shots. With medalist Tee-k Kelly (Ohio State) winning the event he progressed as the leading Individual. This meant both Sutton and Idaho left Wisconsin empty handed.
Ryan Cornfield (USC Upstate), playing as an individual, shot a memorable best of the day 65 (-7) in the final round to finish on -8 and T9th. Unfortunately Ryan Cole (James Madison) finished on -14 to win the Individual prize at the Franklin Regional, leaving Cornfield empty handed after a great day’s work.
To see how all 17 of the Great British & Irish (GB&I) players finished in the six Regionals take a look at my results summary below.
You will recall there were 6 Regional competitions with 54-holes played over 3 days, 16th – 18th May.
To progress our players either needed to be in a College team that finished in the Top 5 of their event or be the highest individual finisher, not affiliated with one of the successful teams.
GB&I Results Summary (courtesy of GolfStat)
Where one of our players was playing as part of a 5-man Team their College is noted in Bold.
Each player’s Individual score and position and where applicable their Team’s position is shown below.
Click on the LIVE SCORE LINK‘s for the detailed Player results from where you can also access the Team results.
Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa, Alabama – LIVE SCORE LINK
DAVID WICKS (Jacksonville) – 74 78 73 +9 T44
HARRY HALL (UNLV) – 76 81 70 +11 T50 (Team 6th)
TOM HARRIS (Maryland) – 81 79 77 +21 T70
Gallery Golf Club, Marana, Arizona – LIVE SCORE LINK
DAVID BOOTE (Stanford) – 69 72 71 -4 8th (Team 1st)
PAUL McBRIDE (Wake Forest) – 67 79 69 -1 T12 (Team 5th)
JJ GREY (Georgia State) – 75 74 76 +9 T50 (Team 11th)
PAVAN SAGOO (St. Mary’s CA) – 75 78 74 +11 T57 (Team 9th)
BEN ROBINSON (Louisiana Tech) – 77 78 78 +17 67th (Team 12th)
Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Course, Kohler, Wisconsin – LIVE SCORE LINK
DANIEL SUTTON (Idaho) – 69 72 72 -3 T5 (Team 6th)
SAM HORSFIELD (Florida) – 72 71 72 -1 T12 (Team T2)
GEORGE BAYLIS (Akron) – 76 73 72 +5 T43
UNM Course, Albuquerque, New Mexico – LIVE SCORE LINK
No GB&I Players.
Karsten Creek Golf Club, Stillwater, Oklahoma – LIVE SCORE LINK
RYAN LUMSDEN (Northwestern) – 73 79 76 +12 T22 (Team 7th)
DUNCAN MCNEILL (McNeese State) – 78 78 80 +20 T44 (Team T8)
GARETH LAPPIN (Michigan State) – 78 82 77 +21 T47 (Team T8)
JAMIE CLARE (Virginia Commonwealth) – 77 81 84 +26 T58th (Team 13th)
JOSHUA JAMIESON (Northwestern) – 80 84 84 +32 66th (Team 7th)
Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Tennessee – LIVE SCORE LINK
RYAN CORNFIELD (South Carolina-Upstate) – 73 70 65 -7 T9
For further background information on the 2016 NCAA Div I Regionals please read my Preview article which I posted on 15th May.
This year’s Finals are being staged at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon between 27th May – 1st June.
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