Golf Finishes Strong Again, Takes Third at Samford Intercollegiate
HOOVER, Ala. – The Georgia Southern golf team waited out some rain and grinded through a windy day to shoot a 287 in the final round and take third at the Samford Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon at Hoover Country Club.
Because frost delayed the start of the tournament Monday, the Eagles had five holes to finish in the second round and posted a 298 this morning before improving that total by 11 strokes in round three. GSU's 287 tied for the second lowest team score in a round for the tournament.
Georgia Southern (+16) was four strokes behind second-place Vanderbilt (+12), while Auburn (+1) won the title after firing a 286 in the final round. Winthrop (+23) placed fourth, and Samford (+24) rounded out the top five.
Will Evans led the way for the Eagles, posting a 70 in the second round and a 72 in the third to tie for fifth, the best finish of his career.
Scott Wolfes was one of three Eagles to fire a 72 in the third round, joining Evans and classmate Charlie Martin, to tie for 14th. Martin tied for 19th, while Hayden Anderson and Blake Olson each tied for 24th. Anderson carded a one-under-par 71 in the final round, and Olson posted a 74.
"We struggled this morning and gave some shots away, but we were able to rebound with a great round in the wind and rain to move up the leaderboard," said Georgia Southern coach Larry Mays. "We have really played well this year in final rounds."
Following the tournament at Samford, the Eagles will take a week off before hosting the 34th annual Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, March 15-17.
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- Category: Golf
- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 18:35