Congrats to Blake Elliott, who just bagged his 2nd NCAA Division 1 individual title for McNeese State today in the 34th Annual Louisiana Classics event!
That hashtag is bang-on, by the way – with his 2nd win in 4 events and a 4th consecutive Top-4 finish (W, T4, T4, W), I would qualify that as being “on fire.”
From the McNeese State website:
McNeese carried it’s momentum from Monday’s first and second rounds of the Louisiana Classics into Tuesday’s final round as the Cowboys shot a 1-under par 282 on the day to capture the team championship while senior Blake Elliott closed out the last 18 holes with a 4-under 68 to help him win the individual title with a 5-under 211.
The win is the first team victory for the Cowboys since winning the 2017 Southland Conference championships and the first-ever team and individual win for the program at the Louisiana Classics.
The victory included a team win over 26th-ranked Illinois, who finished second behind McNeese with an 870…
… Elliott, who is ranked No. 35 in the nation individually, edged out Bryan Baumgarten of Illinois and UTSA’s Collin Clark by one stroke to win his second career title.
The 35th national ranking is sure to improve after the win, as well as his World Amateur Ranking which is currently at 69.
I spoke with his proud dad, who expects some more wins before the end of the season, briefly by Messenger as soon as the scores were posted, and it’s grrreeaaat to see Blake fulfilling the massive potential I saw in him back in 2016:
Am I surprised by his success? Not a bit, and anyone who has seen him swing and play, even nearly three years ago after his freshman year, would have seen that he had the talent to shine.
Way to go, Blake!