USC’s Suh wins by 3 in Texas

Justin Suh of USC shot 4-under-par 67 to win the Trinity Forest Invitational by three strokes over Gordon Neale of team champion Florida at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

Suh, a junior from San Jose, claimed his second college title with a score of 67-69-67–203, 10-under-par, while Neale finished at 71-72-63—206.

“My overall golf game felt solid, but what specifically helped me this week was my mental approach,” said Suh, who captured the Western Intercollegiate last season. “The work I’ve put in with (team psychologist) Kevin Sverduk showed throughout the highs and lows of the event.”

Andy Zhang of Florida shot 69-71-67—207 to tie for third with Brandon Mancheno of Auburn, who wound up at 68-68-71—207, and Kyle Cottam of Clemson, who finished at 71-69-67—207.

McClure Meissner of SMU was sixth at 67-71-70—208, followed by Bryson Nimmer of Clemson at 69-73-67—209, while Doug Ghim of Texas totaled 72-69-69—210 to tie for eighth with Fredrik Nilehn of Texas Tech, who was at 72-69-69—210, and Ryan Gronlund of Oregon was 10th at 72-68-71—211.

Kyle Suppa of USC tied for 20th at 72-70-72—214, while teammate Kaito Onishi totaled 71-73-71—215 to finish in a tie for 24th that included Sahith Theegala of Pepperdine, who came in at 70-74-71—215.

Florida claimed the victory with a score of 275-285-275—835, 17-under-par, while Auburn finished at 278-282-285—845 to tie for second at Texas Tech, which carded a score of at 284-284-277—845.

Texas was fourth at 276-292-279—847, followed by USC at 282-284-283—849, while North Texas totaled 283-281-287—851 to tie for sixth with Clemson, which wound up at 285-290-276—851.

Oregon was eighth at 283-284-293—860, followed by Iowa at 290-286-287—863, Kansas State at 296-290-281—867 and Pepperdine at 292-297-279—868.


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