EL PASO, Texas – Florida Southern junior John Coultas concluded play in the 2016 College All-America Golf Classic Sunday afternoon by shooting a final-round 76 to finish the 3-round event with a total score of seven-over par 220.
Coultas was the only Division II golfer in the exclusive 19-player field that was selected based on their All-American status during the 2015-16 season. He had rounds of 74 and 70 on Saturday before his 76 on Sunday. He got off to a tough start with a triple-bogey on his fifth hole of the day and was five-over after six holes, but played the final 12 at even par.
Coultas was also one of the tournament's top golfers on the long-distance holes at El Paso Country Club. He played the two par-5's, No. 9 and No. 13, at four-under for the tournament, and birdied those five of a possible six times. His total score of -4 on those holes ranked fourth in the field.
Sam Burns of LSU won the tournament with a 12-under par 201, overcoming a 1-stroke deficit by shooting a 66 in the final round. Burns finished three strokes ahead of Southern Cal's Justin Suh, who was the only other golfer to shoot in the 60's in all three rounds. Second-round leader Kristoffer Ventura of Oklahoma State fell to third place after a 71 on Sunday and was four strokes behind Burns.