TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2006
Russell Knox ties for 13th at Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic
Russell's Daily Diary
Nov. 21, 2006
EL PASO, Texas - Russell Knox carded an even-par round of 71 and dropped into a tie for 13th at the prestigious Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic at the El Paso Country Club.
Knox entered the day tied for fourth at five-under par and finished at that number, 13 shots back of tournament champion Chris Kirk of Georgia, who tied the tournament scoring record at 18-under par, 195. Kirk fired a seven-under par 64 in the final round to win the 28-man event.
"Russell got off to a good start, but was never able to get any momentum going until late in the round," said JU head coach Jim Taketa. "This is a great event and a wonderful experience for him. His play helped represent the University well and gave our program extra exposure."
Knox birdied the first hole, but ran into trouble at third with a bogey and finished his front nine with six straight pars to go out at even-par.
His back nine got off to bumpy start with a bogey at the 11th, but birdies on 15 and 17 got him back into red numbers for just the second time in the round.
Unfortunately, his prosperity was short lived as he finished with a bogey on 18 to card an even-par 71.
Knox will rejoin with his teammates in the spring as the Dolphins begin their quest to defend the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on Feb. 12 at the Pat Hicks-Southern Invitational.
2006-07 MEN'S GOLF