EL PASO, Texas – Vanderbilt senior Zack Jaworski started the day in fifth place on the leaderboard but fired a 4-under-par 67 in the final round at the 2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic to become the 41st champion of the prestigious event and take home the Lee Trevino Trophy.
Jaworski becomes the second player from Vanderbilt to win the event as former Vanderbilt golfer Luke List won it in 2005 posting a three round score of 200 (67-65-68). Jaworski finished the tournament carding 16 birdies, including six in the final round of play. After posting bogies on holes seven and eight, he maintain his composure and tallied four birdies and six pars in the final 10 holes of play.
“Off the tee I wasn’t as solid as I would have liked, but around the greens I got the putter going, I got hot and I started making birdies,” Jaworski said.
Jaworski’s teammate, junior Matthias Schwab made a push for the 2015 title tying for second place with LSU’s Zach Wright and South Florida’s Claudio Correa with a 4-under 209. Schwab entered the final round of play in a tie for sixth and moved up four spots has he tallied a 3-under-par 68 in the final round using six birdies to help move up the leaderboard.
“I wouldn’t expect less than that from Matthias,” Jawoski said. “He is a great player and plays very consistent.”
“We are really excited for Jaws and Matthias and how they represented themselves and our program,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “This is a great event with great history and for them to finish first and second is really a big deal.
Correa, who entered round three with the lead, struggled on Sunday posting three bogeys and only one birdie ending the day with a 2-over-par 73. East Tennessee State’s Adrian Meronk started the final day of play in second place but also had a tough day on the course as he also carded a 2-over. His play seemed inconsistent in round three as he marked four birdies, four bogeys, a double-bogey and nine pars.
Alumni of the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic have gone on to earn more than $1.6 billion and winning 617 events on the PGA Tour. Over 145 colleges and universities have participated in the tournament, raising more than $753,000 in scholarship money for the participating institutions. Each university represented by the Western Refining College All-Americans will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
El Paso Country Club (Par 71; 6,889 Yards)
1 Zack Jaworski – Vanderbilt: 71-69-67—207 (-6)
T2 Matthias Schwab – Vanderbilt: 70-71-68—209 (-4)
T2 Zach Wright – LSU: 69-70-70—209 (-4)
T2 Claudio Correa – South Florida: 68-68-73—209 (-4)
T5 Beau Hossler – Texas: 74-69-68—211 (-2)
T5 Adrian Meronk – East Tennessee State: 70-68-73—211 (-2)
T7 Rico Hoey – Southern California: 65-76-72—213 (E)
T7 Max Rottluff – Arizona State: 74-65-74—213 (E)
9 Will Zalatoris – Wake Forest: 72-72-70—214 (2)
T11 Gavin Hall – Texas: 69-75-72—216 (3)
13 Brandon Matthews – Temple: 68-74-76—218 (7)
T14 Blair Hamilton – Houston: 70-75-75—220 (8)
17 Brandon Pierce – LSU: 71-75-78—224 (12)
19 Riley Davenport – Charlotte: 75-77-74—226 (15)
T20 Rigel Fernandes – South Florida: 74-80-74—228 (16)