Fortin-Simard Holds on to Medal at All-American Intercollegiate
Feb. 28, 2006
For Immediate Release
HOUSTON, Texas - Sophomore Keven Fortin-Simard held on to his one-stroke lead in the final round to medal at the All-American Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
Fortin-Simard shot an even-par 72 in the third round of the tournament hosted by the University of Houston. The Roberval, Quebec native shot a 69-67-72 to finish 8-under and beat Jacksonville State's Daniel Willett by a stroke. The 208 54-hole total ties a career high for Fortin-Simard who finishes first for the third time and second time this season. In his first tournament of the spring, Fortin-Simard finished in the top five for the fifth time out of 15 career tournaments.
"Keven really had a solid tournament, especially in the first day," said Memphis head coach Grant Robbins. "He struggled a little bit today but was able to get it around to hold on to his lead."
The Tigers struggled in the final round, shooting a 300 to finish sixth in the tournament won by Houston. Sophomore Ian Rochester tied for 25th individually and second on the team with a 72-73-77, while sophomore Robbie Greenwell shot a career best 54-hole 223 and tied for 27th, also a career high. Senior Clayton Ellis carded his best round of the tournament on the final day with a 76 to finish tied for 55th at 233, and senior Mike Regenold rounded up the squad by finishing tied for 58th with a 234.
Memphis will next compete in the Louisiana Classics hosted by Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La., from March 6-7.
All-American Golf Classic
Dates: 2/27-2/28, 2006