Men's Golf ACCtion: March 12-15
March 17, 2010
PINEHURST, N.C.- Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 12-over-par 876 and won the Pinehurst Intercollegiate by Gatorade at the 7,009-year, par 72 Centennial Pinehurst Number 8 Course at the Pinehurst Resort on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies shot a final-round six-over-par 294 and overcame a two stroke lead by Penn State entering the final round.
The victory was the Hokies' first tournament title since October of 2007, when they won back-to-back events at The Ridges and Landfall. Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) finished with a three-day total of two-under-par 214 and finished in second place, one stroke behind Robert Hoadley of UNC Greensboro. This is Moyers' best-ever finish at Virginia Tech
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Seath Lauer and Wesley Graham led Sunday's winning charge to the Seminole Intercollegiate tournament championship in a suspense-filled finish at Southwood Golf Course.
The Seminoles won their third tournament of the school year, slipping past South Carolina by a one-stroke margin after top-ranked golfer Brooks Koepka was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard, negating what would have been a nine-shot victory. Florida State had already secured the team title - its second Seminole Intercollegiate in three seasons - when South Carolina's Paul Woodbury outlasted Lauer with on the fourth playoff hole. Lauer, the Seminoles' senior captain, shared low-stroke honors with Woodbury at 1-under, 212 after 54 holes. Woodbury won with a par on the 427-yard 18th hole; the fourth time the duo traversed the par-four finishing hole.
UNC Golfer Jack Fields Ties For Third At Seminole Intercollegiate
The University of North Carolina men's golf team finished tied for seventh place with an 887 total after carding a 307 in the final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate. Tar Heel Jack Fields, who held the individual lead after the first two rounds, slipped to a tie for third place, finishing just one stroke out of first place. Fields, a sophomore from Southern Pines, N.C., carded a five-over-par 76 in the final round after earlier rounds of 66-71 to finish at even par 213.
The Tar Heels, tied for third going into Sunday's final round, slipped to a tie for seventh place with Baylor as both teams carded 887 totals.
Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters
James White shot a 73 to pace Georgia Tech Sunday, and the 14th-ranked Yellow Jackets closed with a 306 as a team and tied for ninth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters golf tournament.
White, a sophomore from Acworth, Ga., shot the Yellow Jackets' best individual score of the tournament in a week when scores remained high on the 7,510-yard, par 72 Southern Highlands Golf Club. He finished in a tie for 16h place to lead the Jackets, posting an 11-over-par score of 227, eight strokes behind medalist Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State (3-over 219). It was his fifth top-20 finish in six tournaments this year.
General Hackler Championship
MURRELLS INLET, SC - The Wake Forest men's golf team got off to a slow start Monday morning and despite a good back nine, the Demon Deacons finished fifth at the General Hackler Invitational after a final round 301.
Wake was looking for its third-straight come-from-behind victory at the General Hackler but a rough start at the TPC of Myrtle Beach Monday set them back. Sophomore Lee Bedford played the second nine in 4-under par while seniors Brendan Gielow and Travis Wadkins each came home in 1-under par 35.
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - The NC State men's golf team ended the third and final round at the General Hackler Invitational in sixth place. The Wolfpack shot a 21-over (309) in the final round to finish the tournament at 42-over (906). East Tennessee State won the tournament with a 19-over (883).
Sophomore Mark McMillen was the Pack's top individual performer. He shot a six-over (78) to finish the tournament at seven-over (223) and a tie for 13th place. McMillen made five birdies during his final round.
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Duke completed the final round of the General Hackler Championship at the challenging TPC Myrtle Beach this afternoon, firing a team total of 302 to come in eighth place with a three-round score of 908.
Adam Long carded a two-over-par 74 today to end his tournament in a tie for 15th place. The senior from St. Louis, Mo., recorded rounds of 76-74-74=224 (+8) over the two-day championship. Long knocked in two birdies over his final nine holes.