Men's Golf ACCtion: Tournaments Ending Tuesday, February 23
Feb. 24, 2010
Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate
HILTON HEAD, SC - Behind medalist Lee Bedford, the Wake Forest men's golf team claimed its first team title of the season as the Demon Deacons came back to win the Wexford Intercollegiate by one shot over host Francis Marion. The win was the first for the team since winning the General Hackler Championships last March in Myrtle Beach.
After carding an even-par 72 in the opening round, Bedford played a beautiful final round, posting a 2-under 70 and tying Jackson Taylor of Davidson at 2-under for the 36-holes. The duo shared medalist honors. It was Bedford's first collegiate victory.
Mardi Gras Invitational
Avondale, La. - Led by senior Brad Revell's second place finish, the NC State men's golf team brought home its own second place finish at the Mardi Gras Invitational in Avondal, La.
The Pack finished three strokes off the lead in its first spring tournament of the season. NC State had the lead after two rounds, but shot a team score of 298 in final round action, its worse score of the three rounds. The Pack finished at 873, and led the field with a total of 172 pars.
Revell was the Pack's top golfer of the tournament. The senior finished in second place at three-under (213), after shooting a two-over (74) in the final round. Revell had a team-high 12 birdies for the three rounds.
Puerto Rico Classic
CLEMSON, SC - Luke Hopkins and Corbin Mills both fired rounds of three-under par 69 and Ben Martin added a 70 to lead Clemson to a 284 team round on Tuesday and a third-place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic. The 15-team event was played at the River Course at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
The Tigers finished with a team score of 843, 21-under par. The Tigers shot under par in each round (281-278-284), the first time the Tigers have had three under par rounds in the same tournament since last year's ACC Tournament. It was the second straight third place finish in a 15-team event for the Tigers. Clemson also finished third two weeks ago at the Jacksonville Invitational.
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico - John-Tyler Griffin shot a 2-under-par 70 Tuesday to lead Georgia Tech for the second straight day and tie for fourth individually, and the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets posted a 2-over-par score of 290 as a team to finish fifth at the Puerto Rico Classic.
James White carded a second straight 71 in the final round, Kyle Scott shot a 73 and Paul Haley added a 76 for the Yellow Jackets, who held position but were unable to gain ground on the leaders, finishing the tournament at 9-under-par 855 for 54 holes.
BLACKSBURG, Va.- The Virginia Tech golf team rebounded with a final round 282 and finished with a three-round total of eight-over-par 872, good for 12th place at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 15-team event was played at the par-72, 6,902-yard River Course of the Rio Mar Country Club.
Freshman Mikey Moyers led the Hokies with a three-under-par 213 and tied for 19th place. He shot a final round five-under-par 67 for Tech's best round of the tournament, which was always tied for the tournament's second-best round of Tuesday. Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State claimed medalist honors with a 17-under-par 199, defeating Cody Gribble of Texas by three strokes.