July 11, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's golf team has enjoyed its summer break, but not in the way most college students do. The Rebels have remained busy this summer hitting the links for various amateur tournaments.
Five Rebels recently competed in the Spirit of America Championship held last week at the Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, Ala. Rising sophomore Connor Davis led the way carding a three-round total of 1-over 214 on the par-71 Blue Course to finish in a tie for ninth. Incoming freshman Ben Wolcott finished in a tie for 12th with a 2-over 215, while sophomore Forrest Gamble fired a 4-over 217 to tie for 24th. Freshman Noah West shot a 5-over 218 to finish tied for 31st and sophomore Chris Ingham finished in a tie for 70th with a three-day total of 228.
This weekend six more Rebels will head to the par-72 Hattiesburg Country Club for the Magnolia Amateur presented by Magnolia State Bank. Davis, Ingham, Joe Lewis, Jacob Ross, West and Wolcott will compete in the 120-player event consisting of a collegiate division and a mid-amateur division. The overall champion may come from either division with the competition taking place over three days and 54 holes.
Along with the individual tournament, there will be a college team competition that will be based on the combined scores of two players on the same team over the three rounds.
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