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@OhioBobcatMGolf's White Ties For 15th At 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional

Ohio senior men's golfer Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) shot a final-round 77 (+5) on Wednesday (May 17) and finished in a tie for 15th place with a total score of 221 (+5) at the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional at host Purdue's Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
May 17, 2017

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ohio senior men's golfer Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) shot a final-round 77 (+5) on Wednesday (May 17) and finished in a tie for 15th place with a total score of 221 (+5) at the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional at host Purdue's Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.

White was one of 10 individuals competing as at-large selections at the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional. The low five teams and low individual not on those teams advanced from each of the six regionals advance to the 2017 NCAA Championship, which runs May 26-31 and will be held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Illinois State sophomore Trent Wallace was the individual who advanced out of the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional after tallying a total score of 217 (+1) thanks to round scores of 68 (-4), 70 (-2) and 79 (+7), allowing him to finish seventh overall.

White, a 2017 First Team All-Mid-American Conference selection, opened regional play with a 69 (-3) on Monday (May 15), putting him in a tie for fourth. White shot one under over the first nine holes, tallying birdies on holes four and seven and shooting par on holes one, two, three, six, eight and nine. He opened the back nine by tallying birdies on four of the first five holes, helping him shoot two under over the final nine holes. His six birdies on the day tied for the tournament lead while his -3 shooting on the par 4s also tied for the tournament lead.

After near perfect conditions on Monday, the Kampen Course played a bit tougher on Tuesday (May 16) thanks to gusting winds throughout the second round. White shot a 75 (+3) in the second round, putting him in a four-way tie for 13th place with a total score of 144 (E). He opened the second day of play on hole No. 10 and made par seven times en route to shooting 38 (+2) on the back nine. He shot a 37 (+1) on the front nine -- including birdies on the fourth, seventh and eighth holes.

The field was forced to battle extremely windy conditions on Wednesday. Starting on hole No. 10 again, White made par on five holes and carded a birdie on hole No. 16. He closed out the tournament by making par on each of the first eight holes.

White finished the regional tournament with nine birdies.

The 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional marked the conclusion of White's storied Ohio career. He departs Athens as the program's single-season scoring average record holder after averaging a 71.82 over 12 events and 34 rounds in 2016-17, breaking the previous record of 72.12 set by his high school coach, Erik Herberth, in 2001-02. He also became the first Bobcat to earn First Team All-MAC distinction since Herberth garnered honors in 2002. He was a Second Team All-MAC selection in both 2015 and '16. White totaled 16 career top-10 finishes over the last four years -- including six top-eight finishes and a pair of tournament victories in 2016-17. He earned medalist honors at both the 2017 Mission Inn Spring Spectacular (March 18-19 in Howey-In-The Hills Fla.) and the 2017 Rutherford Intercollegiate (April 15-16 in University Park, Pa.). He shot a 215 (72-70-73; -1) to win the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular, then fired a 209 (69-68-72; -4) to capture the Rutherford Intercollegiate. Last Friday (May 12), the league office announced that White, a finance major with a 3.670 grade-point average, had been selected to the Academic All-MAC Team for the third year in a row.

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