Horschel, Nagy Take
Honors Sunday At The
Refining College All-America Golf Classic
EL PASO, Texas
(November 18, 2007) - Last year, Florida's
Billy Horschel hovered around 300 yards for his three drives. What a difference
a year makes, as Horschel drove the ball 329 yards on his second cut to take
top honors at the Titleist Long Drive Contest and Charlotte's Corey Nagy won in a playoff to
capture the PING Putting Contest title at the 2007 Western Refining College
All-America Golf Classic held at El Paso Country Club on Sunday.
Horschel, a 5-11 junior from Grant, Fla.,
launched his second drive 329 yards with no wind in sight. Louisville's Derek
Fathauer cam in second with a 320-yard drive, edging out Clemson's Kyle Stanley
and Georgia State's Joel Sjoholm, who both finished with a 319-yard drives.
In the PING Putting Contest, Nagy edged out four others in a
five-man playoff that featured UNLV's Jarred Texter, Vanderbilt's Jon Curran, Florida State's
Matt Savage, and East
Gareth Shaw. All five finished with a round of 23 on the nine-hole putting course
that featured a western motif of hay bails, saddles, boots and horseshoes as
obstacles for the competitors. Nagy birdied the playoff hole to edge out the
The 33rd Annual Western Refining College All-America Golf
Classic begins play Monday at 8:00 a.m. (MT) at the El Paso Country Club.
The tournament, hosted by the Sun Bowl Association, is
played at the Par-71, 6,817-yard El Paso Country Club.
Throughout the years, many Western Refining College
All-America Golf Classic competitors have gone on to pursue successful careers
in the Professional Golfers' Association of America and on the PGA Tour. Some
of the past champions include Ricky Barnes (2000), Notah Begay (1994), David
Duval (1991), Matt Kuchar (1999), Davis Love III (1984), Chris Nallen (2003),
Jerry Pate (1974) and Tiger Woods (1995).
Each university is awarded a $1,000 scholarship if a golfer
from that school competes in the tournament.
Drive Contest Top 15
1. Billy Horschel,
Florida, 329; 2. Derek Fathauer, Louisville, 320; T3. Joel
Sjoholm, Georgia State, and Kyle Stanley, Clemson, 319;
5. Gareth Shaw, East
317; 6. Dan Woltman, Wisconsin,
316; 7. George Bryan IV, South Carolina, Trent Leon, Oklahoma State, and
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech, 313; 10. Clinton Dammann, St. John's, 312; 11. Aaron Goldberg, San Diego State, 310; 12. Victor Almstrom, Minnesota, Lindsay Renolds, Coastal Carolina,
and Matt Savage, Florida
PING Putting Contest Top 15
*1. Corey Nagy, Charlotte,
23; T2. Jon Curran, Vanderbilt, Matt Savage, Florida State, Gareth Shaw, East
Tennessee State, and Jarred Texter, UNLV, 23; 6. Joel Sjoholm, Georgia State,
Kyle Stanley, Clemson, Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech, and Dan Woltman,
Wisconsin 24; 10. Kevin Chappell, UCLA, and Derek Fathauer, Louisville, 25; 12. Victor Almstrom, Minnesota, Aaron Goldberg, San
Diego State, and Webb
Simpson, Wake Forest.
* - Nagy won in a