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Mason Overstreet in 19th Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic

BY Mike Cawood

EL PASO, Texas – University of Arkansas junior Mason Overstreet posted rounds of 73-69 and site in a tie for 19th with a two-round total of 142 at the 44th annual Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, played at the par 71 El Paso Country Club.

Overstreet, who placed seventh at the event last season, is making his second Sun Bowl Al-America Classic appearance. The 54-hole event features 29 collegiate golfers, including 21 of the nation’s top 100.

Overstreet started slowly with four bogeys through his first seven holes. However, he birdied two of his last eight holes and finished the first round Monday morning with a 2-over-par 73. He opened his second round with a birdie on one and made the turn at 3-under after birdies on holes six and nine. Overstreet then birdied the par-3, 10th hole and was 2-under for the day and stood in a tie for 13th. While he birdied two of his last four holes on the day, Overstreet also suffered setbacks on the 16th and 17th holes and settled for a 2-under-par 69 in the second round.

The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1974. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 52 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.

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