Winings, Moore Take Top Honors Sunday At The
Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic
EL PASO, Texas (November 19, 2006) — He was last, but certainly not least, as Kentucky’s Andy Winings took top honors at the Titleist Long Drive Contest and Oklahoma State’s Jonathan Moore aced the final hole of the PING Putting Contest to take the title at the 2006 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic held at El Paso Country Club on Sunday.
Andy Winings • Kentucky
Winings, a 5-10 senior from Brownsburg, Ind., launched his final drive 337 yards amidst just a slight breeze. Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson held the lead most of the day with his launch of 335 yards early on, but that would end up second best on Sunday. Winings was the 28th and final competitor of the day. Georgia’s Chris Kirk finished third with a distance of 328 yards.
In the PING Putting Contest, Moore aced the final hole of the event to card a 24 on the nine-hole course. Moore finished one shot ahead of Vanderbilt’s Luke List and Arizona’s Travis Esway. Defending PING putting champion Dawie Van der Walt finished a tied for fourth.
The 32nd 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, 6,837-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.
Titleist Longest Drive Contest Top 15
1. Andy Winings, Kentucky, 337 yards; 2. Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina, 335; 3. Chris Kirk, Georgia, 328; T4. Zach Bixler, Washington, and Alex Prugh, Washington, 324; 6. Luke List Vanderbilt, 322; 7. Niall Turner, Minnesota, 318; T8. Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech, and Billy Horschel, Florida, 315; 10. Brendon Todd, Georgia, 312; 11. Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State, 311; 12. Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount, 308; 13. Travis Esway, Arizona, 306; 14. Daniel Im, UCLA, 304; 15. Jarred Texter, UNLV, 303.
PING Putting Contest Top 15
1. Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State, 24 strokes; T2. Luke List, Vanderbilt, and Travis Esway, Arizona, 25; T4. Jamie Amoretti, St. Mary’s, Daniel Im, UCLA, Brendon Todd, Georgia, and Dawie Van der Walt, Lamar, 26; T8. Mark Haastrup, Georgia State, Alex Prugh, Washington, and Scott Stallings, 27; T11. Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina, Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech, and Dusty Smith, Lamar, 28; T14. Erik Flores, UCLA, and Martin Ureta, North Carolina, 29.