PBC Men's Golf Update - Sept. 28
Pirates Lead PBC Pack at Jay Jennison
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The No. 19-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University men's golf team shot rounds of 305 and 295 on Tuesday to finish tied for fourth at the Jay Jennison Memorial, hosted by Flagler College at the Palencia Club in St. Augustine, Fla. Flagler finished sixth in the tournament with Lander coming in 10th, North Georgia 14th and Montevallo 15th.
Weather halted the second round on Monday with most teams having completed nine holes. Teams resumed play at 8:45 a.m. after a fog delay on Tuesday and the Pirates fired a 305, then followed that up with a third-round 295 to finish 10 strokes behind team champion Wilmington (881). Eckerd and Wingate tied for second after 890 totals, followed by the Pirates (891) and Valdosta State (891).
Senior Matt Motes led the Pirates after shooting a pair of even-round 72s on Tuesday, finishing the tournament tied for sixth with a one-over-par 217 total. Junior Jared Wagenaar carded rounds of 80 and 72 to finish tied for 13th with a two-day 224 total, while freshman Cory Griffin shot rounds of 78 and 79 to finish tied for 17th with a two-day 225 total.
Junior Tyler Erickson carded rounds of 75 and 74 to finish tied for 21st with a 227 total and sophomore Travis Williamson, after being disqualified in Monday's first round, shot rounds of 81 and 77 on Tuesday.
Freshman Taylor Gove, playing as an individual, shot rounds of 77 and 82 to finish tied for 64th with a two-day 238 total.
Jeff Evanier of Eckerd earned medalist honors with a 5-under par 211. He held of Daniel Ott of Wilmington who carded a 3-under 213. Flagler’s Joel Dahlenburg shot a record 67 in the second round which helped him move to within a shot of the lead after 36 holes, but finished with a 75 in the final round and recorded a 2-under 214 and finished in third place. Brian Denton of Wingate finished fourth with a 1-under 215 and Paul Tighe of Wilmington rounded out the top five with an even par 216.
Christopher Waxberg finished in a tie for 17th place with a 9-over 225. Michael Boss carded a 1-over 227 and placed 21st. Andrew McCracken tallied a 234 (+18) and finished in a tie for 47th place.
Chipper Hughes led the individuals for Flagler with a 15-over 231. He finished in a tie for 32nd place. Jonathan Folkner carded a 19-over 235 to place 53rd and Travis Ralph recorded a 239 (+23) and finished in a tie for 66th place. Alex Bennett rounded out the field for the saints with a 24-over 240 and placed 68th.
Lander's Brad Hannah finished eighth when he shot a 2-over-par 218 (73-70-75) to lead Lander. Tanner Robb finished tied for 13th with 224 (76-73-75), Chad Siefert tied for 60th with 237 (78-82-77), Ollie Von Nairn tied for 68th with 240 (80-76-84), and Danny Clark was 78th with 255 (84-86-85).
North Georgia's Aaron George shot a 74 in the first and last round to lead the Saints with a 231 to tie for 32nd. Montevallo's
Andrew Lowry fired an opening-round 74 and was the low finisher for the Falcons in a tie for 42nd.
Georgia College Fourth, CSU Sixth at Sandestin
DESTIN, Fla. – The No. 14 Georgia College golf program jumped one spot to No. 4 on the final day of the Sandestin Collegiate Championship, hosted by No. 7 University of West Florida.
The par-71, 6,875-yard Raven Golf Club posed as no match for the Bobcats on the final day of the tournament, shooting a combined three-over par (287). The Bobcats totaled 873 (+21) strokes for the three round tournament, 10 strokes behind third place West Florida and 14 strokes off the leader, No. 2 Lynn University. No. 16 Newberry College finished in second place with 862 strokes.
Junior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) aided the Bobcats shooting a 71 on the final day for a total of 216, good for a tie for sixth place. Rookie David Sullivan (Woodstock, Ga.) rebounded on his final day, tying Garrett for the team best score, 71, finishing in a tie for 33rd place with sophomore Gavin Harper (Twin City, Ga.) at 224. Harper shot a 76 on the final day.
Senior Jeff Rives (Roswell, Ga.) finished in a tie for 16th, shooting two-over on the final day, totaling 219 strokes.
Sophomore Bryan Fox (Roswell, Ga.) finished one-over par on the final day, edging out teammates Harper and Sullivan with a final score of 223, good for a tie in 31st place.
Columbus State barely missed climbing into the top five as a team in the tournament, finishing only three strokes behind fifth-place North Alabama.
CSU senior and All-American Rourke Van der Spuy, who posted the lowest three-day total score by any CSU golfer, led the Cougars by finishing in a tie for sixth at the tournament. Van der Spy opened the tournament by shooting a four-under 67 and followed his opening performance with rounds of 74 and 75. The senior finished the tournament three-over par, only six strokes behind individual tournament-winner, Lynn's Marcel Rozo , who shot three-under for the tournament.
Justin Grice performed well for CSU at the tournament, finishing tied for twelfth and just two shots behind Van der Spuy. Despite ending with a higher score, Grice performed more consistently over the course of the three rounds than his teammate, shooting rounds of 73, 74 and 71.
Stephen Swanepoel and Steven Paine rounded out the team scoring for the Cougars posting scores of 222 and 226 for the tournament, respectively.
Daniel Glidewell also competed in the event for the Cougars and improved in each round, posting scores of 84, 79 and 76, consecutively.
Columbus State will hit links next at The Country Club of Columbus for The Cougar Invitational Monday, October 3.