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South Florida claims Weather Shortened Old Waverly Collegiate
USF's Jimmy Jones finished tied for fourth at 5-under <br>(USF Athletics Photo)
USF's Jimmy Jones finished tied for fourth at 5-under
(USF Athletics Photo)
WEST POINT, MS (April 4, 2017) -- With all five players in the lineup contributing and placing inside the top-20 South Florida has won the Old Waverly Collegiate. During the weather-shortened 36-hole tournament the USF lineup combined to go 16-under and finish six shots in front of runner-up Lipscomb, who was 10-under.

No. 23 Ole Miss (-8) finished third, Kennesaw State (-5) was fourth and Louisiana Tech (-4) was fifth.

USF, who hadn't finished better than seventh in the spring or fourth all year, put it all together at Old Waverly Golf Club with only one out of ten rounds coming in over-par.

The low USF Bull's at the Old Waverly Collegiate were Claudio Correa and Jimmy Jones, both of whom tied for fourth at 5-under.

Correa reached that mark with the round of the day for USF, a 4-under 68 that included seven birdies and on consecutive holes a bogey, double-bogey combo.

Also, in the top-20 for USF were Cristian DiMarco (T11; -3), Rigel Fernandes (T15; -2) and Priyanshu Singh (T17; -1).

The medalist race at Old Waverly Golf Club came down to the wire and on a beautiful day for golf it was a duel between Chris Guglielmo (Kennesaw State) and Dawson Armstrong (Lipscomb).

Guglielmo and Armstrong, finished regulation tied at 7-under, and it wasn't until the fourth playoff hole did Armstrong finally emerge as the victor. The two parred the first three playoff holes before Armstrong won with a birdie on the fourth.

Both Armstrong and Guglielmo began the day tied for the lead following 7-under 65's and then maintained there position with matching even-par 72's in the final round.

Armstrong, the 2015 Western Amateur winner, got his round off to a strong start with a 1st hole birdie and following a birdie on No. 9 he turned in 2-under 34. However, on the back nine the junior bogeyed twice to fall back to 7-under.

Guglielmo like Armstrong birdied No. 1 and then carded another bird on the 3rd. In the lead by himself early Guglielmo then double-bogeyed the 5th to fall back to even for the day.

Guglielmo did roll in one more birdie on No. 8 before bogeying once more on the 16th.

Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry (-6) missed out on the playoff by a shot but with a third place showing picked up another high finish while Charles Neel White (Louisiana Tech), Austin Squires (Cincinnati), Tanapat Pichaikool (Mississippi State), Jared O'Kelley (Cincinnati), Correa (USF) and Jones (USF) all shared fourth at 5-under.

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