• November 26, 2020
 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic under way; RJ Manke takes long drive contest

Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic under way; RJ Manke takes long drive contest

The 2019 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic teed-off Sunday, November 24 with the annual Titleist Long Drive and PING Putting competitions at the El Paso Country Club.

RJ Manke (amateur status: junior at Pepperdine) hit the ball 354 yards down the fairway on a calm and sunny morning in El Paso, Texas to win the Titleist Long Drive Contest. Manke outdrove second place finisher Jack Trent (amateur status: junior at UNLV) by seven yards.  Third place finisher, Ludvig Aberg (amateur status: freshman at Texas Tech) hit the ball 344 yards.

“I wasn’t really nervous when I got up there to hit the ball,” Manke said when asked if it was nerve racking hitting the ball in front of the crowd.  “Having the people there on the bleachers made for a great atmosphere.”

Adrien Dumont de Chassart won the PING Putting Contest with a low of 17 putts on a course that featured many obstacles, such as putting from a saddle.  The Villers la Ville, Belgium native finished one stroke ahead of Michael Feagles (amateur status: senior at Illinois) and Peter Kuest (amateur status: senior at BYU) both finishing in a tie for second with 18 strokes.

A total of 10 player finished the putting contest with 20 or fewer strokes.

“I was a bit nervous because I haven’t played a tournament in about four weeks,” said Dumont de Chassart.  “The weather here is amazing and I am looking forward to having fun.”

The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic continues at the El Paso Country Club with two rounds of golf set for Monday, Nov. 25 starting at 8 a.m. (MT). The final round is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Some of golf’s biggest names have traveled to El Paso to participate in the tournament including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson.

Alumni of the All-America Golf Classic have combined to win 53 golf majors and have earned over $2.2 billion in career earnings.

2019 Schedule

Monday (Nov. 25, 2019)

  • 8 a.m. First & Second Rounds (SHOTGUN START)

Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2019)

  • 8 a.m. Final Round (Tee Times)

Lee Trevino Trophy presented to the winner immediately following final round.

Titleist Long Drive Competition

  1. RJ Manke – Pepperdine – 354 yards
  2. Jack Trent – UNLV – 347 yards
  3. Ludvig Aberg – Texas Tech – 344 yards
  4. Hunter Eichhorn – Marquette – 340 yards
  5. Peter Kuest – BYU – 339 yards
  6. Peng Pichaikool – Mississippi State – 338 yards

T7. Max Steinlechner – NC State – 335 yards

T7. Adrien Dumont de Chassart – Illinois – 335 yards

  1. Garett Reband – Oklahoma – 333 yards
  2. Mason Overstreet – Arkansas – 332 yards
  3. Zan Luka Stirn – Arkansas State – 331 yards

T12. Matthias Schmid – Louisville – 330 yards

T12. Benjamin Shipp – NC State – 330 yards

T14. Parker Coody – Texas – 328 yards

T14. Trevor Werbylo – Arizona – 328 yards

T16. Albin Bergstrom – South Florida – 327 yards

T16. Jamie Li – Florida State – 327 yards

T18.   Logan McAllister – Oklahoma – 325 yards

T18.  John Murphy – Louisville – 325 yards

T20.  Philip Barbaree – LSU – 324 yards

T20. Trent Phillips – Georgia – 324 yards

  1. 22. Rhett Rasmussen – BYU – 320 yards

T23. Joshua McCarthy – Pepperdine – 319 yards

T23. Julian Perico – Arkansas – 319 yards

T23. Patrick Welch – Oklahoma – 319 yards

  1. Jimmy Lee – Texas A&M – 314 yards
  2. Quade Cummins – Oklahoma – 310 yards
  3. Tripp Kinney – Iowa State – 309 yards
  4. Kyle Cottam – Clemson – 308 yards
  5. 30. Michael Feagles – Illinois – 303 yards
  6. Garrett Barber – LSU – 302 yards
  7. Jerry Ji – Illinois – 298 yards

T33. Oskar Ambrosius – UTEP – no score

T33. William Moll – Vanderbilt – no score

 

PING Putting Competition

  1. Adrien Dumont de Chassart – Illinois – 17 strokes

T2. Michael Feagles – Illinois – 18 strokes

T2. Peter Kuest – BYU – 18 strokes

  1. Mason Overstreet – Arkansas – 19 strokes

T5. Garrett Barber – LSU – 20 strokes

T5. Albin Bergstrom – USF – 20 strokes

T5. Parker Coody – Texas – 20 strokes

T5. Logan McAllister – Oklahoma – 20 strokes

T5. John Murphy – Louisville – 20 strokes

T5. Garett Reband – Oklahoma – 20 strokes

T11. Kyle Cottam – Clemson – 21 strokes

T11. Jerry Ji – Illinois – 21 strokes

T11. Jimmy Lee – Texas A&M – 21 strokes

T11. Peng Pichaikool – Mississippi State – 21 strokes

T15. Oskar Ambrosius – UTEP – 22 strokes

T15. Hunter Eichhorn – Marquette – 22 strokes

T15. Joshua McCarthy – Pepperdine – 22 strokes

T15. William Moll – Vanderbilt – 22 strokes

T15. Rhett Rasmussen – BYU – 22 strokes

T15. Benjamin Shipp – NC State – 22 strokes

T15. Max Steinlechner – NC State – 22 strokes

T15. Jack Trent – UNLV – 22 strokes

T23. Philip Barbaree – LSU – 23 strokes

T23. Quade Cummins – Oklahoma – 23 strokes

T23. Jamie Li – Florida State -23 strokes

T23. RJ Manke – Pepperdine – 23 strokes

T23. Zan Luka Stirn – Arkansas State – 23 strokes

T23. Patrick Welch – Oklahoma – 23 strokes

T23. Trevor Werbylo – Arizona – 23 strokes

  1. 30. Tripp Kinney – Iowa State – 24 strokes
  2. 31. Ludvig Aberg – Texas Tech – 26 strokes

T32. Matthias Schmid – Louisville – no score

T32. Julian Perico – Arkansas – no score

T32. Trent Phillips – Georgia – no score

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