Men's Golf ACCtion: October 25 - October 27
Oct. 28, 2009
UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate - OCTOBER 24-25
Greensboro, N.C. - James White's 5-under-par67 led three Georgia Tech players shooting under-par rounds, and the Yellow Jackets shot a 9-under-par team score of 279 Sunday in a come-from-behind effort to win the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
Tech began the day four shots behind Michigan in the team race, but got the 67 from White, a 69 from Chesson Hadley, a 71 from Kyle Scott and a 72 from John-Tyler Griffin in surging to a 7-stroke victory over Virginia. The Yellow Jackets' tournament total of 843 (21-under-par) beat the previous 54-hole record of 860 by 17 shots.
Virginia shot 7-under 281 on the final day to complete 54 holes in 14-under-par 850. The Wolverines, the 36-hole leaders, shot 293 and fell back to third place at 11-under-par 853. Augusta State was fourth at 10-under 854, followed by Tennessee at 3-under 861 and North Carolina at even-par 864.
Greensboro, NC - Virginia junior Amory Davis tied the Virginia tournament scoring record while winning the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Sunday. Davis shot 5-under 67 during the final round to win the 54-hole event by one shot at 11-under 205. Davis' total equaled the previous best tournament scoring record set by Jimmy Flippen in 1995, Steve Marino in 2001 and Jeremy Luce in 2003. Davis 205 also toppled the event's scoring record by a single stroke.
Davis helped the Cavaliers to a second-place finish in the 15-team tournament that wraps up UVa's fall season. Virginia shot 7-under 281 during the final round to complete the tournament at 14-under 850. Georgia Tech finished seven shots ahead of UVa to win the team title.
The tournament marked the fifth time this fall the Cavaliers finished in the top four of a tournament. UVa's score of 14-under-par was the best tournament total during sixth-year Bowen Sargent's tenure at Virginia.
GREENSBORO, NC - After a record-setting, nine-under-par 63 in the second round, Tar Heel golfer Jack Fields had to settle for a tie for second place at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. As a team, the Tar Heels improved over the last round, moving from ninth to sixth with the help of strong final-day performances from Fields, junior Henry Zaytoun III and senior David Holzworth.
Fields, a sophomore from Southern Pines, N.C., continued his hot streak Sunday with a one-under-par 71 and finished the tournament wit a 10-under-par 206. However, Fields couldn't hold off the eventual medalist, Virginia's Amory Davis, who was one better on the tournament with an 11-under-par 205.
Zaytoun, from Raleigh, N.C., shot up from 40th on Saturday to finish tied for 22nd for the tournament. His five-under-par 67 on the round helped him to a one-under-par 215 total. Holzworth also rose, from 64th to 45th, with the help of an even round Sunday. The Chapel Hill native finished with a seven-over-par 223 for the tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Tech fired a final round even-par 288 and finished with a three-round total of 870, good for seventh place at the fifth annual UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate on Sunday. The tournament was played at the 7,197-yard, par-72 Forest Oaks Country Club.
The Hokies entered the final round tied for 12th after shooting identical 291s in each of Saturday’s two rounds. Tech’s 288 was the fifth-best round of Sunday.
Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) led the Hokies with a three round total of four-under-par 212 and tied for 12th place. He finished seven strokes behind medalist Amory Davis of Virginia.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Freshman Julian Suri fired a final-round 74 to finish in a tie for 15th as Duke ended the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate in ninth place (872, +8) this afternoon at Forest Oaks CC. Junior Matthew Pierce and sophomore Spencer Anderson also finished in a tie for 15th individually for the Blue Devils.
The 21st-ranked Blue Devils placed in the top 10 for the second consecutive tournament. Duke shot a team score of 299 (+11) today for a three-round total 290-283-299=872 (+8). Georgia Tech ran away with the tournament at 21-under-par.
Suri had three bogeys in the front nine to go out in 39, but the freshman recorded two birdies on the par-4 10th and the par-4 16th to come in one-under to score a final-round 74. The St. Augustine, Fla. had rounds of 70-70-74=214 (-2) to complete the tournament tied for 15th place.
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - OCTOBER 25-27
Clemson, SC- Senior Luke Hopkins fired a one under par 71 in the final round to finish 13th individually and help Clemson to an 11th place team finish at the Isleworth Collegiate in Windermere, FL on Tuesday. Clemson finished in 11th place in the 15-team tournament that included seven of the top 10 teams in the nation.
Number-one ranked Oklahoma State finished first with a score of 881, while Florida was second at 886 and Stanford was third at 888. Clemson finished ahead of second-ranked Arizona State and third-ranked Washington at the event that ended the fall schedule for the Tigers.
Hopkins was one of just five players in the 75-player field of the nation's top golfers to shoot under par on Tuesday at the difficult par 72 Isleworth Course. The native of Greer, SC had five birdies and four bogeys on the day, but he played the last four holes in two under par. It was the only under par round by a Clemson golfer over the three days on the course that had an average score of 76 for all the players combined over the 54 holes. Hopkins finished in a tie for 13th overall with a three-day score of 221, five over par. He had rounds of 76-74-71 and had Clemson's top round two of the three days.
Aldila Scenic City Invite - OCTOBER 26-27
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The University of Maryland men's golf team finished 12th Tuesday at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational at Council Fire Golf Glub in Chattanooga, Tenn., putting a wrap on the 2009 fall season.
The Terrapins shot 307 in the final round and finished 32 over par for the tournament at 896.
John Popeck carded a 2-over-par 74 to lead all Maryland players. Overall, Popeck shot a 3-over-par 219 (73-72-74) to place 27th. Joey Rice finished with a 9-over-par 225 (74-72-79). Rounding out the counted scores were Tom Hanna III at 227 (78-71-78) and Andrew Kay at 228 (77-74-77). Donnie Shin shot 233 (76-79-78).
Middle Tennessee State won the team championship by three strokes over Wichita State. Dustin Garza of Wichita State won a three-man playoff to earn the individual title.