Bennett wins the men’s individual title; Cernousek shines at Spirit Invitational – Texas A&M Athletics


TRINIDAD, Texas – Texas A&M Male Golfer Sam bennett won the men’s individual title, registering a 210 under-6 card in international competition, while the first year of women’s golf Aggie Adela Cernousek Saturday in the top 10 of the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Bennett (73-68-69-210) led the United States (-28) to tag team victory, with the Americans winning by 21 strokes over Canada (-7). The Madisonville, Texas native entered the competition as the top ranked amateur in men, placing 6th in the world amateur golf rankings. He started the final round in third but went to 3 under 69 with seven birdies in the third round to lock in his place atop the men’s standings.

Cernousek (72-70-74—216) placed eighth among women and was the second best team in France. The rookie helped his home country to finish fourth. The Aggie had 10 birdies and only exceeded par on eight of his 54 holes.

Texas A&M is one of only three schools (Stanford, Ole Miss) to have two or more golfers in the top 15 of the combined player rankings. Bennett and Cernousek placed third and 15th respectively among the field.

Texas A&M men’s and women’s golf both end in team competitions until the spring. The men will then play at the Sea Best Invitational on January 31, while the women will resume the game on February 22 at ICON.