Texas A&M is early Valspar Collegiate Leader
19 Mar 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Floridian, Chandler Phillips Rankings

Texas A&M sophomore Chandler Phillips <br>(Texas A&M Athletics Photo)
Texas A&M sophomore Chandler Phillips
(Texas A&M Athletics Photo)
PALM CITY, FL (March 19, 2017) -- On a beautiful day for golf at the Valspar Collegiate No. 12 Texas A&M took the lead at The Floridian and they will carry a three shot advantage into Monday's second round.

When play resumes No. 16 Wake Forest (+7) will be in second place, in third place it will be North Texas (+8) and No. 17 Texas (+11); Houston (+11) will share fifth. Overall the field includes six teams in the top-25.

Chandler Phillips and Andrew Paysse turned in the rounds of the day for Texas A&M and they are both tied for fourth at 1-under. The third best round of the day for the Aggies came from Dan Erickson who shot a 1-over 71 and is tied for 11th.

The medalist lead is currently being held by Cory Churchman of North Texas. Churchman fired a 3-under 68 on Sunday and he will be the leader by a stroke when play resumes on Monday.

Beginning the day on the 17th hole, Churchman opened with a birdie and after three more birdies and an eagle on the par-5 7th he was 6-under. However, from that moment on it was all about hanging on as Churchman bogeyed four-times down the stretch before closing with a birdie on No. 16.

Churchman's teammate Thomas Rosenmueller is tied for second place with Papito Gonzalez of Houston at 2-under while joining Phillips and Paysse in fourth at 1-under are Kristoffer Ventura of Oklahoma State, Will Zalatoris of Wake Forest and Runar Arnorsson of Minnesota.

Results For Valspar Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1FLTyler StrafaciDavie, FL90073-69-69=211
T2TXWill ZalatorisPlano, TX60070-72-70=212
T2TNScott StevensChattanooga, TN60071-70-71=212
T4LASam BurnsShreveport, LA40075-69-69=213
T4NorwayKristoffer VenturaNorway40070-71-72=213

View full results for Valspar Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament

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