Columbus State 4th, Young Harris 5th, North Georgia 6th at Preview
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - After shooting a seven-over 295, the 20th-ranked Columbus State men's golf team finished fourth at the South/Southeast Region Preview. The tournament was held at the Irene Golf and Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee. Young Harris finished fifth with North Georgia in sixth.
The Cougars concluded play with a three-round score of seven-over 871, 10 strokes behind Lincoln Memorial and second-ranked West Florida. West Florida won the tournament title after a one-hole playoff. Carson-Newman (869) was two shots ahead of CSU in third. Individually, Dan Bradbury of LMU shot a 11-under 205 to win the medalist honors.
Earning his third straight top-10 finish was Ronan Kleu. The sophomore wrapped up play in a tie for ninth after shooting an one-over 73 on Tuesday. He was poised for a below par round until a double-bogey on hole 18. For the tournament, Kleu shot a two-over 218.
Cole Cruickshank fired off Columbus State's best round on Tuesday with an even-par 72. The senior had three birdies over his opening nine holes and added a later one on the par-four 17th. Cruickshank finished the tournament in 12th place with a three-over 219.
Right behind his teammate was Jordan Doull who tied for 13th after posting a four-over 220. Doull shot a three-over 75 in round three.
Also shooting a three-over 75 on Tuesday was Preston Wagaman. Wagaman had a fantastic front nine posting a two-under, but a triple-bogey on hole 12 hurt his score. He finished the South/Southeast Region Preview in a tie for 17th with a five-over 221.
James Ashfield finished the tournament strong by carding a two-under across the final nine holes. Overall on Tuesday, Ashfield shot a three-over 75 to post a seven-over 223 for the event. He finished in a 21st place tie.
Playing as an individual, Louis Peeters shot a six-over 78 on Tuesday. His three-round total of 10-over put him in a tie for 30th.
The Mountain Lions shot a final round of 302 on the par 72, 6,787-yard layout on the Irene Golf and Country Club - the site of the 2020 NCAA Division II South-Southest Super Regional in May - to finish with a 54-hole total of 875.
Tobias Jonsson and John Bolger each earned a top-20 finish as they finished in a tie for 13th place at 220. Bolger shot a 73 in the final round, while Jonsson tallied a 77. Chad Carter and Valter Andersson finished tied for 25th place at 224. Andersson signed for a 78, while Carter posted an 82. Peter Chung tied for 26th place at 225 after a final round 74. John Lichtenwalner, who was playing as an individual, shot an 82 and finished tied for 49th at 232.
Tanner Merck finished with an even-par 72 in the final round as the University of North Georgia men's golf team finished sixth in the field.
Merck finished with three birdies on the day, shooting under par on the fifth, eighth and 11th holes on his way to a 54-hole total of 1-under 215. The senior has earned All-Tournament honors in back-to-back tournaments.
The Nighthawks finished eight shots out of the top five while No. 2 West Florida defeated No. 16 Lincoln Memorial in a playoff to win the tournament. Carson-Newman finished in third place, followed by No. 20 Columbus State and Young Harris.
Grant Crowell also finished inside the top 20, coming in at a tie for 17th place with a 5-over 221 after a final-round 72.
Flagler finishes in fourth place while Baez finishes second at McDonough Cup
ORLANDO, Fla. – Mauro Baez finished in second place with a 7-under par 209 and the Flagler College men's golf team closed out in fourth place (300-296-289) at the McDonough Cup, which concluded Tuesday (Oct. 29) afternoon at the Rio Pinar Country Club (par 72; 6,955 yards).
Baez recorded 11 pars and four birdies in the final round. He finished with a 1-under 71. His 209 is the lowest score he has ever posted in a 54-hole tournament.
The Saints turned in the best round, as a team, in the final round with a 289, which ties their best round this fall.
Rollins College, the host school, topped the 14-team field with a 1-over 865. The Tars entered today's round with a 17-stroke lead and wound up winning by 13. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (877) finished a distant second while the University of Missouri-St. Louis (882) finished in third. The University of Indianapolis (886) finished behind Flagler in fifth place.
Morgan Egloff of Rollins shot a 4-under 68 to move past Baez and win medalist honors. He finished the tournament with an 8-under 208. Embry-Riddle's Georgios Pachiadakis fired the lowest round of the day with a 5-under 67. He finished in third place at -4. There was a three-way tie for fourth place.
Nic Whittaker turned in his second top 10 performance of the year with a 2-under 214. His 1-under 71 today got him a seventh place finish. Charles Collings (+15) tied for 48th place while Taylor Dickmann (+17) tied for 51st place. Trey Wilson (+20) rounds out the Flagler players.
That concludes the fall season for the Saints.