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Gilchrest finishes 3rd in Texas State Open; Crowe 2nd, Benton 4th in Palmetto
Aug. 2, 2016

Matt Gilchrest continues his strong summer of golf
Matt Gilchrest continues his strong summer of golf

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn senior All-SEC Matt Gilchrest, who made his PGA Tour debut in The Barbasol last month, finished third and was low amateur in the Texas State Open. In the Palmetto Amateur, sophomore Trace Crowe tied for second, senior Ryan Benton tied for fourth and junior Ben Schlottman tied for 29th.

Gilchrest finished at 15-under with a 71-67-65-67—270, three shots behind champion Juan Fernandez and 23 shots ahead of the next amateur in the field at The Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas.

The Southlake, Texas, native, the only amateur in the 132-player field Barbasol field, just missed the cut in his PGA Tour debut finishing 1-over 70-71—141, one stroke off the cut line.

A first-team All-SEC selection as a sophomore, Gilchrest averaged 72.43 strokes per round last season with five top-10 finishes including a career-best third at the SEC Championship.

In the Palmetto Amateur at Palmetto Golf club in Aiken, S.C., Crowe tied for second, Benton tied for fourth and Schlottman, the 2015 Palmetto Amateur Champion, tied for 29th.


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