Ewing Claims Medalist Honors While Tech Finishes Second In Austin|
Ewing IV took home the individual medalist honors at the Morris Williams Invitational.
April 14, 2013
Finley Ewing IV fired a 3-under, 71 in today's final round of the Morris Williams Invitational to claim medalist honors and propelled No. 44 Texas Tech to a second place team finish.
Behind Ewing's stellar final round, the Red Raiders were able to overcome No. 12 TCU for just the second time this season to claim second place. Sixth-ranked Texas defended its 2012 Morris Williams Invitational title on its home course as the Longhorns took a five-stroke victory over Texas Tech at 4-under, 848.
The Red Raiders entered today's final round in fourth place overall and shot the second best team score of the day (3-over, 287) to secure its second place finish overall at 1-over, 853. TCU was tied with the Red Raiders heading to the final hole but posted two bogies and a double bogey on 18 to slip to third in the final team standings.
Ewing earned Texas Tech's first individual medalist honors of the season as he birdied 17 and 18 to outlast Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge and TCU's Julien Brun. Ewing now has an impressive six top five finishes this season.
Sophomore Clement Sordet turned in a strong performance as well over the weekend as he finished tied for ninth with New Mexico's James Erkenbeck. Sordet shot a 1-over, 72 in today's final round to give him an even par finish (213).
As a team, Texas Tech finished ahead of five teams that are ranked in the Top 25, including No. 4 New Mexico.
The Morris Williams Invitational was the last tournament on the regular-season schedule and Tech's strong finish likely secured the program's 12th consecutive NCAA Regional bid. The Red Raiders will travel to Prairie Dunes, Kan., for the Big 12 Conference Championships, April 22-24.