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Alex Kent Claims Notre Dame Men's Golf Campus Championship

Sept. 5, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior Alex Kent (77, Asuncion, Paraguay) closed with a round of 70 to claim a three-stroke victory in the annual Notre Dame Men’s Golf Campus Championship, following Sunday’s final two rounds of play in the 72-hole tournament-held for the first time at Warren Golf Course.

Kent headed into Sunday’s action two strokes behind freshman leader Peter Rivas (New Orleans, La.), 142-140-following the first 36 holes of play on Aug. 26-27-but Kent pulled even with Rivas despite carding a third-round 75 (Rivas shot 77).

Junior Steve Ratay (Arlington Heights, Ill.) actually claimed the third-round lead thanks to his 71 in Sunday’s morning round while sophomore Brandon Lunke (San Antonio, Texas) used a third-round 74 to join the logjam at second place, with senior Pat Schaffler (Dallas, Texas) lurking just two stokes off the lead heading into the final round.

Kent’s closing-round 70 yielded an impressive 289 total (77-67-75-70) and a three-stroke cushion on junior runner-up Kyle Monfort (Dublin, Ohio), who also posted a 70 in the afternoon round. Ratay’s final-round 75 landed him in third place at 293, followed closely by Schaffler (74) and Lunke (75) at 294.

Senior Adam Anderson (Plankinton, S.D.) entered Sunday’s action in 17th place among the 18 golfers who made the cut but closed with matching 70s for a 295 total and a share of sixth place with Rivas (who shot a final-round 76).

Others who competed in the full 72-hole event included: junior Chris Whitten (79-73/298, Rockford, Mich.), freshman Gavin Ferlic (76-72/302, South Bend, Ind.), juniors Jon Kosares (78-76/303, Denver, Colo.) and Kevin Ricci (76-76/305, Heathrow, Fla.), freshmen Chris Thomason (79-77/305, Memphis, Tenn.) and William McCaughan (81-74/1306, Key Biscayne, Fla.), sophomore Rory Cleary (80-75/307, Grosse Point Shores, Mich.), junior Jonathan Volk (80-82/314, Melbourne, Fla.), freshman Aaron Roth (82-82/316, Willmar, Minn.) and sophomores Michael Hastings (82-83/318, Spokane, Wash.) and Jarrett Bingemann (85-79/320, Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.).


Final 72-hole results, Aug. 26-27, Sept. 3 … Warren Golf Course 1. Alex Kent 77-67-75-70/289, 2. Kyle Monfort 73-72-77-70/292, 3. Steve Ratay 71-76-71-75/293, 4. Pat Schaffler 71-75-74-74/294, Brandon Lunke 72-73-74-75/294, 6. Adam Anderson 82-75-70-70/295, Peter Rivas 72-70-77-76/295, 8. Chris Whitten 73-73-79-73/298, 9. Gavin Ferlic 76-78-76-72/302, 10. Jon Kosares 75-74-78-76/303, 11. Kevin Ricci 75-78-76-76/305, Chris Thompson 76-73-79-77/305, 13. William McCaughan 71-80-81-74/306, 14. Rory Cleary 72-80-80-75/307, 15. Jonathan Volk 78-74-80-82/314, 16. Aaron Roth 75-77-82-82/316, 17. Michael Hastings 75-78-82-83/318, 18. Jarrett Bingemann 74-82-85-79/320, Donald Wolfe 74-77-DNF/DNF.

Failed to make cut: Bo Plummer 79-78/157, Jeff Irish 79=78/157, Dan Buttke 75-83/158, Fernando Herrera 75-83/158, L.J. Hayes 78-81/159, Charles Hambrook 79-80/159, Adam Vecchi 84-78/162, Corey Campbell 79-84/163, Cameron Schubert 83-81/164, John Micek 83-81/164, Tim Kiley 81-85/166, Wesley Gleason 84-83/167, Nick Daveline 8-88/168, B.J. Kloska 85-85/170, Andy Whiting 81-WD, Wade Hellner 88-WD.