Ludvig Aberg, a native of Eslov, Sweden and an amateur player out of Texas Tech, started the final day of the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Classic in the lead and finished the day by hoisting the Lee Trevino Trophy in the air after marking a three-day total of 13-under-par, 200 on the par 71, 6,889 yard El Paso Country Club Course.
Aberg won the prestigious event by four strokes after posting rounds of 62-66-72. He cupped three birdies and finished 1-over-par to hold on to the lead on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
“Everyone here [in El Paso] was great and it definitely helped me stay loose during the tournament,” Aberg said.
Matthias Schmid, a native of Maxhvette, Germany, finished second with a 9-under-par 204 (68-68-68). Schmid, who plays as an amateur at Louisville made his second appearance in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic and improved his play in El Paso as he finished fifth in 2018 with a three-round score of 204.
Aberg holed birdies on No. 2 and No. 3 as he held off the rest of the field to become the winner.
Mason Overstreet, who is from Kingfisher, Okla. and plays amateurly for Arkansas, finished in a tie for third with Zan Luka Stirn, an amateur who plays for Arkansas State. They both finished at 8-under-par 205.
In his third and final appearance in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, Overstreet had rounds of 67-69-69, while Luka Stirn tallied rounds of 69-63-73.
UTEP’s own Oskar Ambrosius, a native of Viborg, Denmark, finished in a tie for 19th with four other players with a 1-under-par 212. He fired off rounds of 67-72-73. Ambrosius is the first UTEP golfer since Chris Baryla in 2003 to compete in the annual tournament.
Officials add that this was the largest field in the 45 years of this tournament’s history.
Finish Player School Scores
1 Ludvig Aberg Texas Tech 62-66-72—200(-13)
2 Matthias Schmid Louisville 68-68-68—204(-9)
T3 Mason Overstreet Arkansas 67-69-69—205(-8)
T3 Zan Luka Stirn Arkansas State 69-63-73—205(-8)
T5 Trent Phillips Georgia 70-69-67—206(-7)
T5 Garett Reband Oklahoma 67-68-71—206(-7)
T7 RJ Manke Pepperdine 73-65-69—207(-6)
T7 Philip Barbaree LSU 68-68-71—207(-6)
T9 Benjamin Shipp NC State 69-70-69—208(-5)
T9 Jack Trent UNLV 72-68-68—208(-5)
T9 William Moll Vanderbilt 67-71-70—208(-5)
T12 Adrien Dumont de Chassart Illinois 69-70-70—209(-4)
T12 Trevor Werbylo Arizona 71-66-72—209(-4)
14 Rhett Rasmussen BYU 69-71-70—210(-3)
T15 Logan McAllister Oklahoma 70-70-71—211(-2)
T15 Parker Coody Texas 72-69-70—211(-2)
T15 John Murphy Louisville 72-67-72—211(-2)
T15 Tripp Kinney Iowa State 71-72-68—211(-2)
T19 Garrett Barber LSU 68-71-73—212(-1)
T19 Oskar Ambrosius UTEP 67-72-73—212(-1)
T19 Patrick Welch Oklahoma 71-68-73—212(-1)
T19 Peng Pichaikool Mississippi State 73-68-71—212(-1)
T19 Maximilian Steinlechner NC State 73-69-70—212(-1)
T24 Joshua McCarthy Pepperdine 72-70-71—213(E)
T24 Quade Cummins Oklahoma 71-71-71—213(E)
T26 Peter Kuest BYU 70-70-74—214(+1)
T26 Hunter Eichhorn Marquette 70-69-75—214(+1)
T26 Kyle Cottam Clemson 71-67-76—214(+1)
T26 Jamie Li Florida State 72-70-72—214(+1)
T26 Julian Perico Arkansas 69-75-70—214(+1)
T31 Michael Feagles Illinois 73-68-76—217(+4)
T31 Jerry Ji Illinois 72-72-73—217(+4)
33 Jimmy Lee Texas A&M 74-70-76—220(+7)
– Albin Bergstrom USF 71-74-D— – (-)
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 1974.
Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Thomas, Notah Begay 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 53 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.