EL PASO, Texas — Georgia’s Spencer Ralston finished as the runner-up in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club on Tuesday.
Ralston, a junior from Gainesville, Ga., fell to Oklahoma’s Quade Cummins in sudden death as Cummins made birdie on the par-4, 420-yard first hole. Tuesday’s result marks the third runner-up finish in Ralston’s career.
Ralston and Cummins each finished regulation at 13-under 200 on the par-71, 6,889-yard layout. Ralston had rounds of 3-under 68 and 7-under 64 on Monday and 3-under 68 on Tuesday. Cummins shot a bogey-free 62 in the final round to get into sudden death.
Ralston’s 13-under tournament total eclipsed his previous best of 12-under set at the 2018 Linger Longer Invitational. He made 19 birdies during the tournament, including nine during his 7-under, which matched his personal best from two previous events.
To make the field, a player must have been an All-American in 2017-18, have won the U.S. Amateur, be a member of the U.S. Walker Cup Team, be in the top 100 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, or have won the 2017 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic. Ralston was picked as an Honorable Mention All-American by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America and by Golfweek Magazine following last season.
Ralston and the Bulldogs will return to action Feb. 17-19 in the Puerto Rico Classic. Georgia will host the Southern Intercollegiate at Athens Country Club on April 15 and an NCAA Regional at the UGA Golf Course May 13-15.