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Aggies Finish Third at Marquette Intercollegiate – Texas A&M Athletics

Aggies Finish Third at Marquette Intercollegiate - Texas A&M Athletics

ERIN, Wis. – The No. 17 Texas A&M men’s golf team moved up one spot in Tuesday’s final round action to finish tied for third at the season-opening Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills.
One of only two golfers to shoot par or better all three rounds, Jaime Montojo finished tied for third place with a 2-under 214 (71-71-72).

The Aggies posted their best score of the tournament in Tuesday’s action at the par-72, 7,731-yard course with a 1-over 289 tally. Despite the final-round crescendo, the Maroon & White checked in at 15-over 879 and finished four strokes behind the tournament champion Chattanooga (11-over 875) who was tied with A&M to start the day. Ol’ Sarge’s charges finished one stroke behind second-place California (14-over 878) and tied with Purdue.
In addition to Montojo, two other Aggies shot par 72 in Tuesday’s action, including Phichaksn Maichon and Daniel Rodrigues. Maichon tied for 12th at 3-over 219 (75-72-72) and Rodrigues was knotted with eight others in 22nd place at 7-over 223 (78-73-72).
Playing as an individual, Michael Heidelbaugh was the lone Aggie to break par in the final circuit, going 1-under 71 to finish tied for 19th at 6-over 222.
Vishnu Sadagopan, who was among the players tied with Rodrigues in 22nd place, finishing with a 1-over 73.
The Aggies return to action for the rebranded SEC East vs. West hosted by Jerry Pate on September 25-27. The event is hosted by Alabama at the Country Club of Birmingham.

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Head Coach Brian Kortan
On Tuesday’s round…
“We played well enough to get in contention to win today, but we didn’t sustain any momentum throughout the round. We got off to a decent start and then we kind of shot ourselves in the foot with some sloppy play. But the guys responded well and they worked hard, but we didn’t have a very good week as far as scoring the ball.”
On what they take from the tournament…
“What we take from something like this is we got started and got our first tournament under our belt. It’s always a transition period going from some real main roster guys to some new faces. And it’s time to reset. Summer golf is over. It’s time to play college golf. It’s competitive and you have to fight for every shot. I think we learned some…


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