Valentine Posts Top-20 Finish

December 31, 2011

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - USF's Trey Valentine showed he's not too young to contend with some of the best golfers in the nation.

The freshman finished in a tie for 18th place Friday at the Patriot All-America Invitational in Arizona, 15 shots away from event winner Cory Whitsett.

Valentine's highlight of the tournament came in the second round when he fired a 68. He came back Friday with a solid, even-par 71 to finish the tournament at 1 over after starting with a 75.

Valentine started his USF career by placing fourth in USF's first two events and ending the fall with a fifth-place finish at The Invitational at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C., on Oct. 18.

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