Men's Golf ACCtion: Monday, March 22
March 22, 2010
Greenville, SC - Corbin Mills fired a five-under-par 67 and Ben Martin shot a 69 to win co-medalist honors, leading Clemson to the championship of the Furman Invitational on Sunday. Clemson fired a team score of six under par 282 in rainy conditions on the par 72 course to defeat Chattanooga by 14 shots. Clemson finished with a three-day score of one over par 865. Chattanooga was the second at 879 and Furman was third at 893.
It was Clemson's first win of the season and first time the Tigers have won the Furman Invitational since 1993. It was the fourth overall Furman Invitational title for the Tigers, who also won in 1983, 1992 and 1993. Martin's co-championship was the first medalist honor for a Clemson golfer at Furman since Mark Swygert was the medalist in a playoff in 1992.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 905 and finished in seventh place at the 41st Annual Furman Intercollegiate. The event was played at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course.
The Hokies shot a 13-over-par 301 on Sunday after a 300 on Saturday and a 304 on Friday. After the first two and a half rounds of the tournament were played under benign weather conditions, the Hokies and the other leaders played in the afternoon wave on Sunday, when the weather worsened and rain plagued the event.
Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) shot a final round one-under-par 71 on Sunday and finished with a total of 221. He finished tied for 15th place, 11strokes behind co-champions Steven Fox of Chattanooga and Ben Martin of Clemson. The Tigers had three of the top four finishers. Moyers' 71 on Sunday was the Hokies' best round of the tournament.
Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. - The No. 20 Virginia men's golf team continued its streak of top-five finishes Sunday with a third-place showing at the 31st annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 1-over 865 during the 54-hole tournament to finish three shots behind first-place Auburn and two strokes behind runner-up North Florida.
Virginia has placed in the top five of all seven tournaments this year and the Schenkel was the fifth time this season the Cavaliers have posted a top-three result.
Will Collins and Ben Kohles both turned in top-10 performances to top UVa. Collins was sixth overall at 3-under 213. He shot even par 72 Sunday in windy, rainy conditions. His score was his best tournament total this season and the first top-10 finish for him this year.
STATESBORO, Ga. - The NC State men's golf team finished in seventh place at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational this past weekend. In the final round on Sunday, the Pack shot a nine-over (297), and finished the three round event at eight-over (872).
Auburn won the team title, as the Tigers finished at two-under (862).
Senior Adam Hogue and junior Matt Hill tied as the Pack's top finishers on the weekend, as each tied for 20th place at two-over (218). Both golfers shot a three-over (75) in the final round on Sunday, as Hogue had three birdies and Hill had a pair.Tar Heels Finish 13th at Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational
STATESBORO, Ga. - After moving into 11th place Saturday by shooting even par as a team, the Tar Heel men's golfers weren't able to keep the pace in the rainy and windy conditions Sunday as they ended the tournament in 13th place. The Heels finished with a 24-over-par 888 for the 54-hole event at the Forest Heights Country Club.
Freshman Michael McGowan had an outstanding tournament for the Heels, shooting an even-par 72 in each of the final two rounds. The Southern Pines, N.C., native finished the event at two over par, leaving him tied for 20th.