Jaguars Finish Third At Their 3M Augusta Invitational

Jaguars Finish Third At Their 3M Augusta Invitational

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta Jaguars finished in third place out of 15 teams at their home event in the 38th annual 3M Augusta Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Forest Hills Golf Club. Augusta has finished in the top 10 in all eight tournaments so far this season and has finished third or higher six times.

The No. 35 Jaguars led the 15-team field by three strokes after the 36 hole shotgun format on Saturday in day one. No. 4 Illinois overtook the field in the last round and won the team title at 27-under par. No. 2 Texas took second (-24), and the Jags (-18) placed above No. 3 Georgia (-10) for third place. No. 14 South Florida finished fifth (-8) for the top-five teams.

Illinois won their first team title at the 3MAI, after finishing runner up in 2015, fourth in 2014, and third in 2012.

Texas' Beau Hossler won the individual title 11-under par with a 68 (-4), 68 (-4), and 69 (-3) in his tournament. It is Hossler's fifth individual title this season.

Senior Robin Petersson carded his fifth top-five finish of the season with a tie for fourth at eight-under par – shooting 71 (-1) in round three. Sophomore Broc Everett finished three below par in the final round and placed 13th with a 74 (+2).

Shooting an even-par 72 in round three, senior Maverick Antcliff tied for 16th (-2), while junior Jake Marriott fired a round-three 71 (-1) to end knotted in 27th one over. Junior Emmanuel Kountakis ended three-over par and tied for 35th.

Augusta finished nine shots off the lead and have finished in the top 10

Augusta plays the Perry Maxwell, hosted by Oklahoma State & Oklahoma, in Ardmore, Okla., April 16-17.

 

TOURNAMENT INFO

The 3M Augusta Invitational marks the 38th edition of the tournament and the 35th at Augusta University's Forest Hills Golf Club. Founded in the rich tradition of golf in Augusta, Ga., the 3M Augusta Invitational has steadily grown since its beginning in 1979 and is widely recognized as one of the finest intercollegiate golf tournaments in the nation with tremendous support from its national and local sponsors. This year's event is the third year of 3M's affiliation with the tournament as title sponsor. This year, presenting sponsors Allianz and Valspar have committed to increase their participation during each of the next five years, providing generous support to the tournament and the Augusta University men's and women's golf teams.

The Augusta Golf Association (established in 1949), a group dedicated to the promotion of golf in the Augusta area with a special emphasis on junior golf development, has served as the long-time host of the 3M Augusta Invitational. Today, the AGA boasts a membership of 150 business and civic leaders.

"Valspar is delighted to partner with the Augusta University golf program and this tournament," Valspar Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Office Gary E. Hendrickson said. "Our ongoing commitment will help enable the university to continue their tradition of attracting the top golfers in the country to Augusta. Supporting amateur golf is important to us and Valspar is very proud of this partnership."

Men's golf Head Coach Jack O'Keefe acknowledges the importance of the tournament sponsors, "The 3M Augusta Invitational tournament is the quality event that teams appreciate because of the commitments from our national and local sponsors," O'Keefe said. "3M, Allianz and Valspar, together with the Augusta Golf Association, the Augusta Sports Council, TaxSlayer and Mercedes Benz, allow us to present a tournament that teams ask to be invited to. We thank each of them for their support and commitments."

2016 3MAI – Jaguar Starting Five (Final)

3

Augusta

275

283

288

846

T4

Robin Petersson (1)

68

69

71

208

T13

Broc Everett (4)

71

68

74

213

T16

Maverick Antcliff (2)

67

75

72

214

T27

Jake Marriott (3)

74

72

71

217

T35

Emmanuel Kountakis (5)

69

74

76

219

 

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