SPORTS

Lang Edges U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion to Win 51st Ouimet Memorial Tournament

by | Jul 31, 2018 | Sports

Davidson golfer Jack Lang [photo courtesy of Davidson Sports Information]

Davidson’s Jack Lang fired a 54-hole total of 206 (66-71-69) to capture the 51st Ouimet Memorial Tournament on Friday at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale, Mass.

  • Note: from the tournament web site – This 54-hole stroke play tournament honors Francis Ouimet, considered America’s First Golf Hero and one of the most important figures in the history of golf. His victory in the 1913 U.S. Open in a stunning playoff upset of Harry Vardon and Ted Ray is viewed as the turning point in American Golf. The event, first played in 1968, one year after Ouimet’s death, is held at three top Boston-area courses, with the final round always taking place at the 6,721 yard Woodland Golf Club (Mr. Ouimet’s home course). The most notable winner to date is Brad Faxon, who captured the 1980 event. There are three divisions: Men, Women, and Senior.

Recently named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, Lang edged U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion and Masters and U.S. Open participant Matt Parziale by a stroke.

A two-time all-conference performer, Lang led the Wildcats with a 73.93 stroke average, including 10 rounds of par of better, two Top-5 finishes and three Top-10s.

Lang, a Psychology major from Lexington, Mass., finished tied for fourth at the Firestone Invitational with a 54-hole total of 215 (-1). His second Top-5 showing of 2017-18 and sixth of his career came at the 2018 Seahawk Intercollegiate where his placed second out of 81 competitors.

A year ago, Lang captured the 2017 Atlantic 10 Individual title, which earned him a spot in the NCAA College Grove Regional.

Lang, a recipient of three athletic scholarships: Dr. Tom Scott Golf Scholarship, Covington Golf Scholarship, and Southwood J. Morcott Golf Scholarship, has six-career Top-5 finishes in just 29 events.

 

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