Men's Golf ACCtion: October 6 - October 12
Oct. 14, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke freshmen Brinson Paolini and Adam Sumrall each posted a top five finish at the Gordin-Myers Collegiate Classic presented by Coca-Cola, while Methodist University grabbed the Division III team title at the event. Paolini shot a one-over 73 to finish second at 217 (+1), while Sumrall fired an even-par 72 at the Duke University Golf Club on Tuesday to place fifth with a +3, 219.
Paolini battled N.C. State's Kent Copeland throughout the final round before coming up just short. He entered the day one shot behind second round leader Copeland. Paolini opened with three straight pars on Tuesday before suffering a bogey on No. 4 to slip to one-over. He rebounded with birdies on No. 5 and No. 9 to make the turn at one-under and grab the tournament lead over Copeland by one stroke.
Copeland countered with birdies on No. 10, No. 12 and No. 14 to regain the lead. Paolini suffered a double-bogey on the par 3 12th, but responded with a birdie on No. 14 to stay within reach of the lead. The Virginia Beach, Va., native carded a bogey on No. 15 to fall three strokes back with three holes remaining before making a late charge.
DURHAM, NC - Senior Preston Yates shot a second round 1-over 73 Monday afternoon and is tied for 11th after 36 holes of the Gordin-Myers Collegiate Classic at the Duke Golf Club in Durham, NC.
Yates played pretty solid all day as he carded a 77 in the morning round under wet and cool conditions. He then responded with three birdies in the first 10 holes of the afternoon round to get to 2-under and would finish with three bogeys in the final eight to post a 73.
Sophomore Franklin Dolan and junior Justin Bryant are also in this field this week which features seven of the best teams in Division III and a number of individuals from other Division I schools. Dolan carded rounds of 83-78 and is tied for 48th while Bryant was hampered by a sore wrist and posted rounds of 95-89.
Clemson, SC - The final round of the third annual Brickyard Invitational in Macon, GA was cancelled due to rain on Monday. Most of the field had started play on Monday in the final round, but consistent rain washed out the round and scores reverted to the end of the second round.
Clemson thus finishes in a tie for second in the 15-team field. Augusta State won the tournament with a 36-hole score of 563, while Clemson was tied with Chattanooga for second at 576. Georgia was fourth at 579. Other ACC schools included Florida State (tied for seventh at 588), Virginia Tech, tied for seventh at 588 and Georgia Tech, who finished 12th at 593.
Clemson's best finisher at the tournament was Luke Hopkins who had a second round 69 to record his first career top 10. The red-shirt senior had a 142 total for the 36 holes, good enough for a tie for 10th place.
MACON, Ga. -- The Virginia Tech golf team shot a two-round total of 588 and tied with Florida State and Ole Miss for seventh place at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the par-72, 7,175-yard Brickyard at Riverside golf course in Macon, Ga.
The tournament, scheduled for three rounds, was shortened to two rounds after play was suspended on Monday morning due to thunderstorms in the area and torrential rainfall. The event was called shortly after noon on Monday and final scores reverted back to the end of Sunday’s second round. The Hokies shot an opening round 296 and improved to a second round 292 on Sunday.
Freshman Mike Moyers (Standardsville, Va.) tied for 15th place overall with a two-round total of even-par 144 following a 75 on Sunday. He shot a three-under-par 69 on Saturday. He finished 10 strokes behind medalist Russell Henley of Georgia.
MACON, Ga. - The final round of the Brickyard Collegiate Men's Golf Championship was cancelled because of heavy rain. The third and final round had started and each of the 15 teams was on the course before the weather forced a stoppage in play. All of the scores in the third round were wiped out and the results reverted back to the completion of the second round.
Florida State finished in a tie for seventh place in the team standings. The Seminoles' finish marked the first time in four events this fall that they had finished outside of the top five. Florida State claimed the team championships at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge and the Gary Koch Intercollegiate while finishing in fifth place at the Olympia Fields Invitational.
Seminole sophomore Brooks Koepka finished in a tie for fifth place with a three-under par total of 141 for the 36 holes played. He carded an even par 72 in the first round and a three-under par 69 in the second round. Koepka earned two top-five individual finishes this fall - fourth at the Gary Koch Invitational and tied for fifth in this event.
Macon, Ga. - The final round of the Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament was rained out Monday, leaving the Yellow Jackets in 12th place for the event that was shortened to 36 holes.
Junior John-Tyler Griffin, who shot rounds of 69 and 70, finished in second place individually at 5-under-par 139 for his second straight top-10 finish and his third top-20 showing this year. Sophomore James White, who like Griffin played as an individual, tied for 15th place at even-par 144 after rounds of 71 and 73.
Freshman Bo Andrews was the top finisher among the five players who counted toward Tech's team score, tying for 21st place at 1-over-par 146.