Amateur Team Canada

Team Canada’s Tyler Saunders finishes second at Louisiana Classics

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Tyler Saunders (Texas State Athletics)

LAFAYETTE, La. – Team Canada Development Squad member Tyler Saunders fired a final-round 69 at the Louisiana Classics on Tuesday to finish runner-up at 7-under par.

Saunders, 19, totalled 13 birdies coupled with a second-round eagle at Oakbourne Country Club en route to his second top-three performance in as many weeks — the 6’6 Sturgeon County, Alta., native earned co-medalist honours at the Mobile Sports Authority last week in Moble, Ala.

The Texas State freshman shared a sense of boosted confidence following his impressive performance these past couple weeks.

“I felt like last week was just the start of something,” Saunders said. “I think I just now need to get my short game really good, but I feel like I’m swinging it really well.”

As a team, the Texas State Bobcats finished in second place behind champion University of Illinois. Saunders and the Bobcats have a week off before teeing-it-up again at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Tex.

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