Nov. 20, 2006
Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii – Kevin Larsen birdied four holes on the back side for a two-under-par 69 Monday afternoon and is tied for 18th place, while Cameron Tringale rallied from a poor first round to shoot a four-under-par 67 and is in 24th place at the 32nd Annual Western Refining College Golf All-America Classic in El Paso, Texas.
Tringale, a sophomore from Laguna Niguel, Calif., birdied six holes Monday at the El Paso Country Club, shaving 10 shots off his morning round. His 36-hole total of 144 is 14 shots off the pace. Larsen’s 69, coupled with an opening 72, put him at 1-under-par 141 for the tournament, 11 shots of the lead.
At the end of the first day, the top three spots belonged to the Southeastern Conference, as Vanderbilt’s Luke List tied the tournament record with an opening 36-hole performance of 130 (12-under par).
List began the day with a new tournament record 62 on the opening 18 holes. He followed it up with second round 68 to tie Arizona’s Ricky Barnes for the best opening 36-hole total in tournament history. Barnes carded a 67-63–130 in 2000 to win the Golf Classic.
But for List, last year’s runner-up Chris Kirk of Georgia did not let up. Kirk fired an opening round 65 and followed it up with a second round 66 to stay one strokes off the pace at 11-under par. Kirk was the only player in the field to fire two rounds of bogey-free golf on Monday, as the senior drained 11 birdies on the day.
Florida’s Billy Horschel, who began the second round in 15th place and nine stroke off the pace, made up a lot of ground as he tied List’s hours old record with a matching 62 to give the sophomore a two-round total of 133. Horschel, who began the second round on the back nine, carded a 29 to tie the tournament record for the best nine-hole performance. The record was set in 1992, when Jean-Paul Hebert of Texas also recorded a 29 on the back nine at El Paso Country Club.
Atlantic Sun Conference foes Russell Knox of Jacksonville and Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State are tied with Georgia’s Brendon Todd for fourth place after finishing the first two rounds with a two-round total 137 (five-under par).
In all, 21 players carded a two-round total of even par or better on Monday.
The 32nd Annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic returns to action on Tuesday for the final 18 holes at 8:00 a.m. (MT) at the El Paso Country Club.
The tournament, hosted by the Sun Bowl Association, is played at the Par-71, 6,837-yard El Paso Country Club.
Each university is awarded a $1,000 scholarship if a golfer from that school competes in the tournament.
32nd Annual Western RefiningCollege All-America Golf ClassicNov. 20-21, 2006 El Paso, Texas El Paso Country Club
Pl. Player, School 1st-2nd–Total Par 1 Luke List, Vanderbilt 62-68–130 -12 2 Chris Kirk, Georgia 65-66–131 -11 3 Billy Horschel, Florida 71-62–133 -9 T4 Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State 68-69–137 -5 Russell Knox, Jacksonville 71-66–137 -5 Brendon Todd, Georgia 69-68–137 -5 T7 Jamie Amoretti, St. Mary’s (Texas) 70-68–138 -4 Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 69-69–138 -4 Jarred Texter, UNLV 68-70–138 -4 Martin Ureta, North Carolina 69-69–138 -4 Dawie Van Der Walt, Lamar University 69-69–138 -4 T12 Erik Flores, UCLA 68-71–139 -3 Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount 71-68–139 -3 Andy Winings, Kentucky 71-68–139 -3 T15 Mark Haastrup, Georgia State 69-71–140 -2 Daniel Summerhays, Brigham Young 70-70–140 -2 Niall Turner, Minnesota 71-69–140 -2 T18 Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech 72-69–141 -1 T18 Dusty Smith, Lamar University 72-69–141 -1 T20 Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina 75-67–142 E Scott Stallings, Tennessee Tech 73-69–142 E T22 Jake Ellison, Brigham Young 71-72–143 +1 Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State 65-78–143 +1 24 Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 77-67–144 +2 25 Travis Esway, Arizona 74-71–145 +3 26 Alex Prugh, Washington 70-76–146 +4 27 Daniel Im, UCLA 71-76–147 +5 28 Zach Bixler, Washington 77-75–152 +10
NOTES * Luke List set the tournament record for 18 holes with a first round 62. * Luke List tied the best opening 36-hole total with a 130 (62-68), joining Arizona’s Ricky Barnes, who shot a 63-67–130 in 2000. * Billy Horschel tied List’s record for 18 holes with a second round 62. * Billy Horschel tied the nine-hole record with a 29 on the back nine of the second round, joining Texas’ Jean-Paul Hebert who shot a 29 on the back nine in 1992.