Long Finishes Second At All-America Golf Classic
EL PASO, TX - Mizzou Junior Jace Long finished in a tie for second at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic on Tuesday. Long finished seven under-par, hitting 12 birdies in three rounds of action.
Long went 70-67-69-206 at the tournament, which tied him with Alabama's Cory Whitsett and San Diego State's Todd Baek. Whitsett took first in the tournament after a three-hole playoff round. Long and Whitsett both hit birdies (3 strokes) on the hole (18), which eliminated Baek. On the second hole both Whitsett and Long made par (4), and Whitsett shot a birdie on the third hole to take the first place title.
Long is one of 29 collegiate golfers in the nation chosen as an All-American golfer by the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic. Joining him from the Big 12 Conference is Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Speith of Texas, Jordan Russel and Cameron Peck of Texas A&M and Abraham Ancer of Oklahoma.
The tournament was played at the El Paso Country Club, which boasts a 6,781-yard, par 71 course. The Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic is one of the oldest tournaments in the nation as the first event was held in December of 1974. The event was started to honor the nation's best college golfers in a unique competition.