EL PASO, Texas — On a 36-hole final day at El Paso Country Club, Vanderbilt senior Zack Jaworski topped some of the best collegiate talent in the nation with a 69 and 67 on Sunday to secure a two-stroke victory at the Western Refining College All-America.
He entered the last two rounds trailing first-round leader Claudio Correa of the University of South Florida by three. Correa, a USF sophomore from Santiago, Chile, posted 68 in the morning but struggled a bit in the afternoon en route to a 73 and a tied-for-second place finish. Also tying for second was Jaworski's teammate Matthias Schwab — a junior from Austria.
"We are really excited for Jaws and Matthias and how they represented themselves and our program,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh told VUCommodores.com. “This is a great event with great history and for them to finish first and second is really a big deal. It's a great way for our team to end the fall and these guys took advantage of an opportunity they created for themselves, which is exciting."
Schwab used three back-nine birdies on Sunday afternoon to inch closer to his senior teammate, but Jaworksi made three birdies of his own on the way in towards victory.
LSU senior Zach Wright rounded out a trio of players tying for second place at 4-under par, while Texas superstar Beau Hossler and East Tennessee State's Adrian Meronk tied for fifth at 2-under 211.
The tournament, part of many collegiate sporting event hosted by the Sun Bowl Association, is held annually for the top 20-25 college golfers. Jaworski became the first Commodore to win the title since Luke List (2005).