November 21, 2006
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University men’s golfer Jamie Amoretti fired a six-under-par 207 to finish in a tie for seventh overall at the prestigious 32nd Annual Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic, played at the El Paso Country Club on Tuesday.
Amoretti (Sr., San Antonio) shot a final round 69 on Tuesday after rounds of 70 and 68 in the first two rounds on Monday. He was one of just eight of the 28 golfers in the tournament to fire three-under par rounds.
Chris Kirk of the University of Georgia won the tournament with a three-round total of 195, good for 18-under par, a new 54-hole tournament record. Billy Horschel of Florida was second with a 13-under par 200. Amoretti was the top golfer from a Texas school in the tournament.
The tournament is by invitation only with the top players in NCAA Division I, along with the top returning player from NCAA Division II and III competing. The tournament, hosted by the Sun Bowl Association, is played at the Par-71, 6,837-yard El Paso Country Club. Each university is awarded a $1,000 scholarship if a golfer from that school competes in the tournament.
Amoretti became the Rattlers first-ever national champion in men’s golf last year, taking the title in Daniels, W.V., on May 22. His play helped St. Mary’s to a 10th place finish in the team competition.