Men's golf places sixth at John Burns Intercollegiate; Sambol finishes eighth
Published: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The SMU Men's Golf Team traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii to take part in the John Burns Intercollegiate. The Mustangs finished sixth with a 7-under 857 in the 17-team, three- day event.
SMU bounced back from two sub-par rounds in day one (289) and day two (291) to post their lowest score (277) on the tournament's final day which helped the Mustangs secure their sixth place finish.
SMU had a solid showing from junior Marc Sambol who individually placed 8th overall with a six under (210) after a final round 67.
As a sophomore, Sambol, a Highland Park native, qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship by winning the U.S. Amateur qualifying event at the Texas Star Golf Club.
SMU senior Kelly Kraft also finished in the top 20 (20th) after recording a two under (214).
Kraft is in the process of completing his illustrious career as a Mustang that has seen him win countless amounts of accolades including Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Year last season.
Also competing for the Ponies were juniors Max Buckley and Matt Schovee who finished 22nd and 61st, respectively.
Freshman Harry Higgs finished tied for 35th place with a two over (218).
The John Burns Intercollegiate was won by No. 23 ranked California with a 30-under 834.
Virginia's Ben Kohles won the individual title with a ten under (206) after a three-way playoff with Cal's Max Homa and Texas A&M's John Hurley.
SMU will return to the course on March 7, as they head to Lafayette to participate in the Louisiana Classics.