State’s Pichaikool Finishes Top 10 At Carmel Cup
State concluded its final round of the 2019 Carmel Cup on Sunday as
three Bulldogs finished the weekend inside the top 20 ignited by senior
Peng Pichaikool who earned individualist honors finishing in a
three-way tie for eighth at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The final round was highlighted by solid performances from seniors Garrett Johnson and Pichaikool who
shot four-under and three-under, respectively.
an eighth place finish at Pebble Beach this weekend, Pichaikool has
carded back-to-back top-10 finishes. He finished seventh at last year's
Johnson's final round 68 also was his best performance on
the weekend, which placed him three-under and in 16th place. He has
finished in the top 16 at the 2018 and 2019 Carmel Cups.
Hunter Logan fired in a four-under-68, his best round of the
tournament, putting him one-under for the weekend. He vaulted up nine
spots on the leaderboard during the final day and landed in a three-way
tie for 20th place.
"I am proud of our fight today. We
started off slow on the front but were able to battle on our back nine
to post a solid round. Peng, Garrett, and Hunter did a nice job of
carrying us today and giving us some big rounds," head Coach
Dusty Smith said. "We are far from where we need to be and we need to
make sure we learn from this week going forward."
The Bulldogs finished the weekend tied for sixth with Oklahoma State at three-over and three strokes back from TCU.
Austin Fulton started his day with birdies on four and five, but ended
the day at three over. He shot a 225 total on the weekend.
Freshman William Wann started the final round with birdies on holes two and four en route to a 241 total on the weekend.
Oklahoma, Texas Tech took home the team title shooting 35-under for the
weekend. The Red Raiders shot 16-under as a team on the final day, and
Sandy Scott finished atop the player leaderboard at 14-under.
is important that we as a team take ownership of this week and continue
to grow and strive for greatness in all we do. This was the first step
of our year-long journey. We have about 20 days to get ready for our
next event, and we look forward to the preparation and the opportunity
to get better each day," Smith said.
Mississippi State will
continue its fall season with the second of its five tournaments when
the Bulldogs travel to compete in the Trinity Forest Invitational from
September 22-24 in Dallas, Texas.