Last week on the PGA Tour Ben Crane beat Webb Simpson in a play off in Sea Island, Ga. Just up the road in San Antonio Fred Couples ran over the field at the TPC San Antonio shooting a -23 under par. The Nationwide tour played their event in Miami. Brad Krossack won the event in Miami. The LPGA Tour was in Malaysia and Na Choi won there. Baby faced Tom Lewis from the UK won the European Tours Portugal Masters in just his 3rd event. Lewis just graduated from highschool.
In local golf news the UTPA Men and Women golfer continue to struggle. The results of last weeks event are courtesy of the UTPA Sports Information Department: HUNTSVILLE, Texas- The University of Texas Pan American men's and women's golf teams completed the Harold Funston Invitational on Tuesday with an eighth place finish for the men and a tie for sixth place for the women at the Ravens Nest Golf Course.
The men finished 31 strokes behind tournament champion Sam Houston with a two-day total of 595 (298,297). Kevin Kirakossian had the best finish for the Broncs with a tie for fifth place after shooting a two-under 69 in round two and an even par 71 on day one for a total of 140. Kirakossian finished seven strokes behind Kristjan Einarsson, who shot a two-day total of 133 (65, 68).
Other scores and finishes for the men included Jonathan Sloss tied for fifth (74, 77-151), Santiago Bueno also finished in a tie for fifth (73, 78-151), Matthew Charles tied for 45th (82, 73-155) and Chris Felix 54th (80, 81-161).
The women's team finished with a two-day total of 628 (310, 318), 38 strokes behind tournament champion Sam Houston. Majo Camey had the best finish for the Broncs, where she finished in a tie for 15th with a two-day total of 153 (74, 79). Sarah Schober took the title after posting a round-one 71 and a second round 70 for a two day total of 141.
Other scores and finishes for the women included a tie for 22nd by Kaitlin Hovda (75, 82-157), a tie for 25th by Blake Peterson (79, 79-158), a 30th place finish for Samantha Garcia (82, 78-160), and a 40th place finish for Elena Arroyo (83, 84-167).
The men's golf team is off until October 24 when they travel to Missouri City, Texas for the HBU Husky Invitational. The women's golf team will travel to the UAB Fall Beach Blast in Birmingham, Alabama on October 31.
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