2012 Ryan Palmer Invitational Final Round
Location: Tascosa Country Club • Amarillo, Texas
Result: A&M-Commerce finishes 11th out of 17 teams (33-over 885)
Top Finisher: C.J. Clem ties for 21st overall (4-over 217)
Up Next: Brian Williams Memorial Invitational • October 22-23 • San Antonio, Texas
AMARILLO, Texas -- A&M-Commerce slid back two spots over the final 18 holes of the Ryan Palmer Invitational, posting an 18-over 302 in Tuesday's final round to close out the 54-hole tournament with a 33-over 885 at Tascosa Country Club.
C.J. Clem was the top A&M-Commerce finisher for the second-straight tournament, posting a 4-over 75 in round three to finish with a 4-over 217, just missing his third top-20 showing in as many tournaments. clem finished two shots better than teammate Patrick Russo, who matched Clem over the final round with a 4-over 75 and tied for 27th overall with a 6-over 219.
Cade Grimm remained consistent, logging a 5-over 76 over the final 18 holes to card an 11-over 224, finishing among the top-50 in a four-way tie for 46th overall. Kason Childress notched a 14-over 227 with Seth Maxwell rounding out the Lion scorecard with a 39-over 252.
A&M-Commerce entered the day within striking distance of a top-five finish, but extra shots scattered throughout the course added up as both Incarnate Word and West Texas A&M leapfrogged the Lions in the team standings. A&M-Commerce finished seven shots back of the 10th-place Buffs (26-over 878) and eight strokes behind both Incarnate Word and Midwestern State (25-over 877) who tied for eighth.
Colorado School of Mines used an even-par 284 to slip past Colorado State-Pueblo and capture the team title, finishing with a 4-over 856 and besting the ThunderWolves (5-over 857) by one stroke. St. Mary's (6-over 858) also remained in the hunt, finishing two shots back of first with Abilene Christian (12-over 864) placing fourth and St. Edward's and UC-Colorado Springs (15-over 867) finishing tied for fifth.
After competing in tournaments in each of the past four weeks, A&M-Commerce will get a week off before returning to action at the Brian Williams Memorial hosted by St. Mary's October 22nd and 23rd. The 54-hole tournament will take place at Dominion Country Club with rounds one and two taking place Monday, Oct. 22 leading up to the final round on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
2012 Ryan Palmer Invitational Final Results
|T-21st||C.J. Clem||73-69-75=217 (+4)|
|T-27th||Patrick Russo||76-68-75=219 (+6)|
|T-46th||Cade Grimm||75-73-76=224 (+11)|
|T-56th||Kason Childress||72-79-76=227 (+14)|
|77th||Brent Reagan||74-83-78=235 (+22)|
|89th||Seth Maxwell||74-84-94=252 (+39)|
Players in italics competed as individuals