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Jim Carter -- the 1983 NCAA Men's Golf Champion -- Gets Professional Win

Oct 23, 2020

Traditions: Sun Devil Individual National Champions | Sun Devil Men's Golf All-Americans | NCAA Men's Golf Individual Champions (1979-Present) | Lone Star NGL Texas Senior Open Scoring

He started it all as ASU's first NCAA men's golf individual champion nearly 40 years ago, and he keeps on getting it done.

Sun Devil Jim Carter -- the 1983 NCAA champion and current Scottsdale resident -- won the 24th Lone Star NGL Texas Senior Open presented by S & B and Vortech Contracting in Mont Belivieu with a 14-under 199 (66-70-63) on Friday.

The ASU Hall of Famer was tied for third entering the final round, but with five birdies on the front nine and three on the back, his bogey-free 63 gave him a three-shot win.

2003: Alejandro Canizares
1993: Todd Demsey
1992: Phil Mickelson
1990: Phil Mickelson
1989: Phil Mickelson
1983: Jim Carter

"I felt really good coming in. I started hitting some good shots, made some puts on the first day and the last day. The second day was a little iffy on the greens, but today made up for it. I felt good today. I just hit some good quality shots and then when you can make the putts, it builds a little momentum," said Carter. "And that's where it gets fun. And then you get a little nervous and a little adrenaline pumping, and so you have to try and not get too excited. I did a good job, so it worked out nice."


Ron Schroeder and Mike Standly finished second at 11-under 202.
The 24th Lone Star NGL Texas Senior Open was contested at Eagle Pointe Golf Club, a 6,740-yard part 71 course in Mont Belvieu, Texas. This is the seventh year in a row Eagle Pointe has hosted this prestigious event.

Final results from this week can be found on the Texas Senior Open Tournament Page.