D’Souza Wins Ottawa Univer­sity Ari­zona Fall In­vite Ti­tle

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Leon D’Souza, rep­re­sent­ing South Moun­tain Com­mu­nity Col­lege, won the Ottawa Univer­sity Ari­zona (OUAZ) Fall In­vite at Ea­gle's Nest Golf Club, Ari­zona. D’Souza shot 14-un­der 202 in the three-round tour­na­ment. He took the in­di­vid­ual medal­ist hon­our and led South Moun­tain to Team Event vic­tory.

The two-day, three-round event was played at Ea­gle's Nest Golf Club and fea­tured a field of six teams. South Moun­tain claimed the team cham­pion ti­tle with 23-un­der-par, two ahead of the host­ing Ottawa Univer­sity. D’Souza was the only player able to score 60s in all three rounds. Joe Baldeck from the Bene­dic­tine Univer­sity fin­ished 2nd with 4 shots back.

D’Souza was the only am­a­teur golfer to make the week­end cut with 72-70 rounds in the 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open, which was only his first ap­pear­ance in the show­piece event. But the high­light of his cam­paign was still to come as the lo­cal am­a­teur star fired a su­perb five-un­der 65 in the third round to prove he be­longed with the big boys.

He fin­ished on even-par 280 for a tie for 41st place - but ahead of four-time Euro­pean Tour win­ner Mat­teo Manassero of Italy, Thai vet­eran Thongchai Jaidee and Chi­nese star Liang Wen­chong.

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