Tennessee, Widing take Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic titles
- University of Tennessee photo
The Tennessee men's golf team won its second tournament title of the season Tuesday, coming out on top of the 19-team field at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic.
The win marks Tennessee's fifth team tournament title under the direction of head coach Brennan Webb, who is in his second season on Rocky Top. In October, the Vols won the Intercollegiate at the Grove.
"I could not be more proud of this team after our performance the last time out," head coach Brennan Webb said. "Everything we talked about doing better we did this week and then some."
The Vols finished four strokes ahead of the rest of the tightly-grouped field, shooting 856 overall (-8). Tennessee entered Tuesday with a two-round total of even par and shot a tournament-best 8-under during round three. All four of Tennessee's counting rounds on Tuesday were under par.
The 19-team field included five top 20 teams and two top five teams.
Rhys Nevin was Tennessee's top finisher of the tournament, tying for fifth place in the 100-golfer field. Nevin shot a three-round total of 213 (-3) with two rounds under par, including Tuesday's third round. The senior shot six birdies overall on Tuesday.
Nevin's fifth-place finish marks the fifth top-five finish of his Tennessee career and his highest finish since he placed fourth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in September.
University of San Francisco senior Tim Widing captured the individual championship, his second college win.
The senior followed up his 5-under day with a second-consecutive 3-under 69 to finish the tournament with an 8-under 208 (70-69-69). It is the second time this year he has finished a tournament under par in all three rounds. The other time came in the Oregon State Invitational. The 208 is also the fourth lowest round of his career.
"Tim was our leader again this week and it was very special to watch him come away with a win," said head coach Jack Kennedy. "This is one of the best individual victories in USF history."
ABOUT THE San Diego Classic
Collegiate event hosted by San Diego State and
played at their home course, San Diego Country
Club. Team (best four scores of five players each
and individual competitions.
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