Nov. 22, 2010
Day One Results
(El Paso, TX) - With a field that includes the U.S. Amateur champion, the NCAA champion and the returning event champion, the 2010 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic being played at the El Paso Country Club has one of its deepest fields ever. Thirty-two of the nation's premier collegiate golfers are there for the 36th edition of the tournament that features returning champion Hunter Hamrick of Alabama, 2010 U.S. Amateur Champion Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State) and 2010 NCAA Champion Scott Langley (Illinois).
USD junior Alex Ching (Honolulu, HI), who recently accepted an invitation to participate in the Walker Cup practice session (amateur version of the Ryder Cup), is just 1 stroke off the lead with one round to go. He fired an opening round 4-under par 67 in the morning as he carded five birdies against just one bogey. He matched his 67 in his afternoon round as he completed the par 71 course with his second 4-under par 67, totaling five birdies to just one bogey. He is one stroke ahead of Mississippi's Jonathan Randolph (65-70) at 8-under par 134. Ching trails leader Tain Lee of Claremont Mudd Scripps by just one strokes (133; 64-69).
The field, which is filled with last year's All-Americans, includes seven of the top 11 amateur golfers in the world, according to the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings - Oklahoma State's Uihlein and Kevin Tway, Illinois' Langley, Washington's Chris Williams, Augusta State's Patrick Reed, and Georgia's Russell Henley and Harris English.
Last season, the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic ranked as the No. 1 tournament in the country for the sixth consecutive season, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. For complete up-to-date results, go to www.golfstat.com.