Winston repeats as champion; Aggies runners-up at The Classic at The Colony

From CU Sports Info.
Don Vieth, Sports Information Director

THE COLONY, Texas Zander Winston fired off a 66 in the second day of The Classic at The Colony and won in a playoff hole to take his second individual tournament victory in the last week.  The Cameron senior helped keep the Aggies in second place on the team leaderboard with a 563 (284+279), carding a 13-under in the 36-hole invitational.

Winston surged from seventh place on Monday and tied Western Texas College’s Elliott Fullalove with a 136 (70+66). The Aggie senior recorded nine birdies, which was third most in the ten team field, and carded a six-under in par-5 scoring at The Colony.

Daniel Nielsen finished in the top-5 after shooting a 71 and would card a 138; the CU sophomore had yet to finish no-worse than sixth place in five events entered this fall.  On Monday and Tuesday, Nielsen carded 23 pars and was seven-under in par-5 scoring. He also fired off one of CU’s three eagles.

Justin Jang recorded his best finish of the fall with a tie for 16th place after scoring a 145 (74+71). Quinton Tewswas steady in both rounds and shot a 147 (73+74), he was tied with Winston for the team high with nine birdies. Dario Gabriel recovered from an 83 on Monday, and he carded a one-under 71, which was his career low at Cameron.

Devin Whipple was fielded as an individual for the Aggies, and he picked up ten strokes to shoot a 70 on Tuesday, which as his second lowest round of the year.

The Aggies would finish three shots back of Incarnate Word (Division I) who carded a 16-under.

Texas A&M-Commerce was the only other Lone Star Conference program in attendance.  The tournament host would finish in seventh place with their (B) team in tenth.

The tournament will conclude the fall season for the Aggies with three top-5 finishes and an average per round score at 299.

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