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After incorrectly signing his scorecard and being disqualified last year, Peyton White redeemed himself and then some by winning the 2017 Mission Inn Spring Spectacular with a score of 215 (-1).
The triumph at the El Campeon Course was the senior’s first career victory, winning with rounds of 72, 70, and a 73 on Sunday.
White finished one shot ahead of TCU sophomore Triston Fisher, and two shots ahead of the third-place Christian Cichan, a redshirt junior from George Washington University.
White becomes the first Bobcat to win an individual medal since Mark Cimarolli won the Big East/MAC Challenge in 2005.
“The best feeling was getting off the green at 18 and all my boys were right there,” White said. “Everybody was super excited. We had every parent there this week. We had about 13 or 14 members of my family there, so it was sweet to be able to do that in front of all of them. My mom and dad were there, and they hadn’t seen me win before. You just see all that’s on the line, and you just know that your boys are going to be super proud of you. They were really supportive. We’re a team. Technically, we’re competing against each other and competing as a team, but it’s really everybody rooting for our teammates. It was pretty cool.”
White utilized long holes on his route to victory, finishing a tournament best 6-under on par 5s. The senior totaled 37 pars in the tournament, acting as a steady performer the rest of the Ohio team could look to. The Bobcats finished fifth in the Invitational with a 901 (+37), while TCU took home the team title with a score of 875 (+11).
Ohio’s next event takes them out west to compete in the Redhawk Invitational April 3-4 in Chambers Bay, Washington.