Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, day one, round 1 and 2, at the El Paso Country Club, Monday, November 25, 2019, in El Paso, TX. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Sun Bowl Association
Ludvig Aberg, who came into the tournament rated No. 44 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), shot a 9-under-par 62 in round one to take the lead in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic and held that lead by shooting a 5-under-par in round two on the par 71, 6,889 yard El Paso Country Club course.
Aberg, who is an amateur at Texas Tech, marked a total of 15 birdies in two rounds of play and heads into the final round with a four-stroke lead over Zan Luka Stirn, who marked an 8-under-par 63 in the second round.
Aberg shot six consecutive birdies in round one, from hole No. 11 to hole No. 16 before paring on 17 and marking another birdie on the par four, 18.
“It was a lot of fun out there today and the pace of play was very good. There was no waiting at all,” Aberg said. “Some days where the hole just feels like a bucket and today was one of those days.”
Zan Luka Stirn, who is currently playing as an amateur at Arkansas State, tallied nine birdies in round two, posting an 8-under-par 63 to move up seven spots from round one to the No. 2 spot.
Garett Reband, who grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and is playing at Oklahoma, is in third place with two-round score of 7-under-par 135.
Phillip Barbaree, a native of Shreveport, La., is in a tie for fourth with Mason Overstreet, of Kingfisher, Okla. and Mattias Schmid of Maxhvette, Germany. They are all sitting at 6-under-par. Barbaree plays at LSU, Overstreet is attending and playing the University of Arkansas and Schmid plays for Louisville.
“I just wanted to go out there and see what happens. I need to make a lot of birdies and to give myself chances to move up,” said Barbaree.
The final round of action of the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic kicks off at 8 a.m. (MT) tee times through 8:50 a.m. (MT).
The tournament is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to get out and watch future PGA players.
Follow along with live scoring via this link.
Finish Player School Scores
1 Ludvig Aberg Texas Tech 62-66—128(-14)
2 Zan Luka Stirn Arkansas State 69-63—132(-10)
3 Garett Reband Oklahoma 67-68—135(-7)
T4 Mason Overstreet Arkansas 67-69—136(-6)
T4 Philip Barbaree LSU 68-68—136(-6)
T4 Matthias Schmid Louisville 68-68—136(-6)
7 Trevor Werbylo Arizona 71-66—137(-5)
T8 RJ Manke Pepperdine 73-65—138(-4)
T8 Kyle Cottam Clemson 71-67—138(-4)
T8 William Moll Vanderbilt 67-71—138(-4)
T11 Hunter Eichhorn Marquette 70-69—139(-3)
T11 Trent Phillips Georgia 70-69—139(-3)
T11 Garrett Barber LSU 68-71—139(-3)
T11 Adrien Dumont de Chassart Illinois 69-70—139(-3)
T11 Patrick Welch Oklahoma 71-68—139(-3)
T11 John Murphy Louisville 72-67—139(-3)
T11 Oskar Ambrosius UTEP 67-72—139(-3)
T11 Benjamin Shipp NC State 69-70—139(-3)
T19 Peter Kuest BYU 70-70—140(-2)
T19 Rhett Rasmussen BYU 69-71—140(-2)
T19 Jack Trent UNLV 72-68—140(-2)
T19 Logan McAllister Oklahoma 70-70—140(-2)
T23 Parker Coody Texas 72-69—141(-1)
T23 Peng Pichaikool Mississippi State 73-68—141(-1)
T23 Michael Feagles Illinois 73-68—141(-1)
T26 Joshua McCarthy Pepperdine 72-70—142(E)
T26 Jamie Li Florida State 72-70—142(E)
T26 Maximilian Steinlechner NC State 73-69—142(E)
T26 Quade Cummins Oklahoma 71-71—142(E)
30 Tripp Kinney Iowa State 71-72—143(+1)
T31 Julian Perico Arkansas 69-75—144(+2)
T31 Jimmy Lee Texas A&M 74-70—144(+2)
T31 Jerry Ji Illinois 72-72—144(+2)
34 Albin Bergstrom USF 71-74—145(+3)