Wednesday, October 30, 2013

US COLLEGES GOLF - Macneal hits the headlines in October

Charlie Macneal
Prestwick Golf Club's Charlie Macneal has been hitting the headlines in the US college circuit in October, winning two tournaments with some impressive scoring.


Ayrshire golfer Charlie Macneal has scored one of the biggest-margin victories this or any other year on the US men's college tournament circuit with a brilliant 15-under-par aggregate of 201 in the Quail Valley Collegiate at Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Florida today.
Macneal, in his final year (2013-2014) as a student at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, was scoring his second win during October. Early in the month he won the Husky Invitational.
Macneal's Scottish team-mates, Greg Smail, a sophomore (second-year) student from Musselburgh and Calum Hill from North Berwick, finished joint second and joint 33rd in the Quail Valley 54-hole tournament.
Charlie had rounds of 68, 67 and 66 over a longish par-72 course of 7,325yd. He finished 11 shots ahead of Smail (68-74-70) and Brett McKinnon (Jacksonville) (70-69-73).
Hill, a freshman student still settling in over in the States, shot 73-74-80 for 227.Calum is pictured below before he left for America in August.

Not surprisingly, in view of Macneal and Smail's efforts, Louisiana-Monroe (847) won the team title by 21 shots from McNeese State (868) with Jacksonville (877) third of nine teams
Macneal won the Boyd Quaich international students' tournament at St Andrews during his summer holidays back home in Scotland.

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