Amateur Team Canada

Tyler Saunders earns first collegiate win

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Tyler Saunders (Texas State Athletics)

MOBILE, Ala. – Tyler Saunders of Team Canada’s Development Squad captured co-medalist honours at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate on Tuesday, earning his first win of his young collegiate career.

Saunders, a freshman at Texas State, shot rounds of 72-66-73 to finish at 5-under par for the tournament, setting the fifth-lowest score in school history in the process. He shared medalist honours with Auburn’s Matt Gilchrest.

“It meant a lot,” said the Sturgeon County, Alta. native. “I felt like I’ve been working pretty hard and hadn’t been getting the results I’ve wanted, so it’s nice to have that reward for how hard I feel like I’ve been trying to improve.”

The 19-year-old topped the field with 16 birdies, helping the Bobcats finish in seventh place overall.

Saunders and the Bobcats will tee-it-up again next week at the Louisiana Classic tournament in Lafayette, La.

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