VERONA, NY (September 4, 2016) -- Missouri overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate at the Turning Stone Resort for the fifth consecutive time. The Tigers finished 12-under and comfortably in front of 36-hole leader Texas A&M.
Missouri was led by three players finishing inside the top-5; senior Euan Walker and junior Trevor Ullestad both tied for third at 3-under while senior Linus Lilliedahl was fifth at 2-under.
Walker fired a 4-under 68 final round to move up the leaderboard. The Scotland native birdied five and bogeyed one, including three straight from Nos. 10-12.
Ullestad shot a 1-under 71 during his final round. He carded three birdies and two bogeys on the last day.
Texas A&M sophomore Kavan Eubank broke away from a second round tie with teammate, sophomore Chandler Phillips to win by three.
Eubank, 8-under, birdied the opening hole before slipping up the on the 3rd with a double-bogey and a bogey on the 4th. Now at 4-under for the week Eubank bounced back with birdies on the next three holes to reach 7-under. The Aggie senior padded his lead with two additional birdies, while only bogeying once more. Eubank closed with a 2-under 70 as he followed up rounds of 65-73.
Phillips finished 5-under after a final round 1-under 71. He previously had posted scores of 66-72.
In the final team standings Texas A&M (-5) was second, Toledo (+11) was third, Chattanooga (+24) was fourth while Cleveland State (+28) was fifth.
Following two rounds at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate Texas A&M is 10-under and pacing the field by seven-strokes. The Aggies will look to close things out at Turning Stone Resort on Labor Day.
Texas A&M has been led so far by Chandler Phillips and Kavan Eubank, both of whom are tied for the individual lead at 6-under. The duo has opened up a four-stroke lead between them and the rest of the field.
Eubank, a sophomore, put together rounds of 65-73 on the 36-hole first day. In his 7-under first round Eubank played bogey-free golf while carding seven birdies. During his second round he birdied four, bogeyed three and double-bogeyed the closing hole.
Phillips moved to the top of the leaderboard thanks to tallies of 66-72. The sophomore bogeyed his first hole, the 8th, in his opening round but played nearly flawless golf after that birdieing eight times and only dropping one more stroke. In the second round Phillips played even-par golf with three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey.
The duo at the top will have hold off final round runs by Thomas Thurloway of Toledo and Trevor Ullestad of Missouri, they are tied for third at 2-under. Four others are 1-under and tied for fifth.
Junior Cameron Champ has also given the Aggies a big lift as he is tied for fifth at 1-under.
In the team chase Missouri (-3) is second, Toledo (+3) is third, Cleveland State (+19) is in fourth while FCleveland State (+26), Chattanooga (+26) and Villanova (+26) are all tied for fifth.
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