AUSTIN, Texas - Gonzaga University men's golf incoming freshman Sean Walsh tied for 12th at the 44th Trusted Choice Big "I" National Championship held at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas.
Walsh, a native of Keller Texas, shot a 72-75-76-68 for a four-day, 54-hole total of 291. Austin Smotherman, of Loomis, Calif., won the event with a 10-under par 274 (71-70-64-69).
Walsh earned his spot in the National Championship by winning a local Texas state qualifier earlier this summer with a score of 137.
The Trusted Choice Big "I" National Championship is renowned as the nation's largest junior stroke-play golf tournament. This year's field featured top junior golfers, ages 13-18, from 38 states who advanced from qualifying tournaments held around the nation. Previous participants include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, Jonathan Byrd, Hunter Mahan, Kevin Na, Cristie Kerr, Cheyenne Woods and Grace Park.