Walker Lee leads Texas A&M to the Aggie Invitational title
Courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
Paced by medalist Walker Lee
, Texas A&M captured its third team tournament title of the season on Sunday at the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Club.
The Aggies, ranked 17th by Golfweek/Sagarin, shot a 23-over 887 over the two-day tournament and to defeat No. 13 Arkansas by eight strokes. Texas Tech placed third at 34-over, while Houston and New Mexico tied for fourth at 47-over.
Lee won the fifth individual title of his career by three strokes over Texas Tech's Ludvig Aberg
, shooting an even-par 216. On a windy day that saw no players shoot under par, Lee carded a 3-over 75 in the final round.
, who won the Spirit International Amateur
in October, joined Lee in the top-five for the Aggies, finishing third at 4-over par.
"That is the hardest I have ever played Traditions," said Lee. "Sam (Bennett) and I talked about it, and we liked that it was playing tough. It paid off. We were able to get the team win, and I got the individual win, so it was fun."
"Traditions is tough on a calm day and then you throw this at it and you had to be tough to get through the day," said Texas A&M head coach Brian Kortan. "I think we have a really tough team and it showed. They hung in there and were patient enough to make it through the day. It was incredible toughness and patience by the guys to fight through a difficult golf course in tough conditions against a couple top-10 teams."
Aberg, Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com's top-ranked amateur in the world, recorded his fourth straight top-5 finish by shooting 68-74-77 at the three-round event.
The Aggies return to action April 20-24 for the SEC Championship held at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Texas A&M Athletics Communications contributed to this report
ABOUT THE The Aggie Invitational
54 hole men's college golf tournament in Texas
hosted by Texas A&M University played at the
very challenging The Traditions Golf Club, a
7142 yard, par 72 layout.
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