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Stow, Eason and Anderson all record collegiate wins

A Trio of English golfers - Greg Eason, Ben Stow and Tomasz Anderson - have claimed noteworthy victories on the American college circuit since the turn of the year.

Eason, an England squad member, claimed his sixth collegiate victory for the University of Central Florida when he won the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at Sawgrass County Club in Florida.

The 21-year-old from Leicester carded three sub-par rounds, opening with a 71 before taking command with a seven-under-par 65 and closing with a 69 for an 11-under-par 205 that left him three clear of runner-up, Sam Love.

His win came in the wake of his recent success in the prestigious South Beach International Amateur in December, while he also became the first player in the history of his university to win an individual NCAA regional title.

Eason, who is in the final year of his golf scholarship at the University of Central Florida, also finished third a few days earlier in the Gator Invitational at Gainesville.

His second round 65, which included an eagle and seven birdies, was the lowest round of the tournament and Eason was one of only two golfers in the field to card three sub-par scores. Overall he had two eagles and 16 birdies.

Stow secured his maiden US collegiate victory after a dramatic playoff with Niclas Carlsson from Sweden in a tournament at Bulls Bay in South Carolina.

A member of the University of Kentucky team, Stow shot rounds of 69, 73 and 67 to tie with Carlsson on seven-under-par 209. But Stow won the individual title in sudden death with a birdie on the 18th, the first playoff hole.

England international Stow from Wiltshire helped his college team, Kentucky Wildcats, to sixth place in the team event but Carlsson had the consolation of steering his team, Auburn, to the team title with a closing 66.

Stow, 22, went into the final round tied for third at two under par but his closing bogey-free 67 brought his birdie tally for the event to 14, including six on the final day.

Stow’s closing 67 was his third sub-70 of the season, while his best finishes before the victory were two fourth places.

Brocket Hall member Anderson captured his fourth career collegiate tournament title when he won the Auburn Tiger Invitational at the Lake Course at Grand National Golf Club. Tomasz is a junior at Jacksonville State University and has one year remaining on his course.

Anderson, who held second place after 36 holes, surged to the top of the leaderboard with a final round score of two-under par 70.

Tomasz, who finished the 54 holes at ten under, held off Chad Ramey of Mississippi State, who had the low round of the day after returning a four-under par 68.

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