EL PASO, Texas- Texas A&M’s Brandon Smith and Walker Lee shot a combined 17-under par to each finish in the top 10 at the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic.
Smith shot a final-round 7-under 64 at the El Paso Country Club to finish the 54-hole tournament in fourth place at 11-under, just two strokes away from the playoff, won by Quade Cummins of Oklahoma. Smith had nine birdies in Tuesday’s final round, and 17 total birdies over the three rounds. The 2018 All-American is averaging 72.25 strokes over 12 rounds so far this season for the Aggies.
Lee finished in a tie for ninth at 6-under, shooting a final-round 73 at the par 71 / 6,889-yard track. Lee’s event was highlighted by a second-round 66 on Monday. Lee is averaging 73.11 strokes on the season for Texas A&M.
The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf's brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1976.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Thomas, John Daly, Jim Furyk and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. College All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 52 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.