EL PASO, Texas – By way of their All-American status from a season ago, Duke University men’s golfers Alex Smalley and Chandler Eaton will compete in the 2018 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic Monday and Tuesday at the El Paso Country Club.
The event kicked off Sunday with a Long Drive competition and a PING Putting Challenge. Smalley tied for seventh in the long drive (316 yards), while Eaton was tied for 18th (305 yards). It was Eaton and Smalley each finishing T-3rd in the putting contest, completing the course in 23 strokes.
The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic continues at the El Paso Country Club with two rounds of golf set for Monday, Nov. 19 starting at 8 a.m. (MT). The final round is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Some of golf’s biggest names have traveled to El Paso to participate in the tournament including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson. Alumni of the All-America Golf Classic have combined to win 52 golf majors and have earned over $2.12 billion in career earnings.
To be eligible for competition, student-athletes must have been named an All-American during the previous year. The U.S. Amateur Champion or Runner Up also qualifies if they still have collegiate eligibility.