ATLANTA, GA (October 31, 2016) -- Texas junior Scottie
Scheffler won the inaugural East Lake Cup individual
trophy with a round of 6-under 66. Scheffler was able to
finish two-strokes clear of the field at the East Lake Golf
After a slow start Scheffler got going with a birdie
on No. 6, the first of three in a four hole span to reach
3-under for the front nine. Following the turn Scheffler
reached 6-under with birdies on the 10th, 12th and 14th
holes before dropping his only stroke of the day with a
16th hole bogey.
His birdie on No. 12 was one of the
highlights of the
day for Scheffler as his approach shot came to rest just
from the cup.
"I was just trying to get the ball in the fairway
said now three-time individual winner Scottie Scheffler
to Golf Channel Noah Begay III. "This course is very
difficult but I was able to make a couple of birdies."
On the next hole Scheffler was able to right the
ship with a par and then he sealed the deal with a
closing hole tap-in birdie.
Nick Hardy of Illinois and Will Gordon of Vanderbilt
both had chances to tie Scheffler on the final hole but
were unable to convert their birdie putts. Hardy and
Gordon ended up tied for second at 4-under. Texas'
Doug Ghim was fourth at 3-under while Michael Feagles
of Illinois placed fifth at 2-under.
Not only was an individual winner crowned on
Monday but the seeds were set for the next two days of
match play. The semifinals matches for Tuesday are as
No. 1 Vanderbilt (-6) vs. No. 4 Oregon (+7)
No. 2 Texas (-1) vs. No. 3 Illinois (E)
The winning teams will meet in the championship
Wednesday and the two losers will square off in a
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