GREENSBORO, N.C.- After finishing the first two rounds in 10th place, UNCG’s men’s golf team on Sunday climbed to an eighth place finish at the annual Rod Myers Invitational held at the Duke Golf Course in Durham, N.C. The Spartans shot a 294 during Sunday’s third and final round to finish the two-day tournament with a total score of 888.

After shooting 300 in the first round, UNCG shot 294 in both the second and third rounds. Entering Sunday’s action, the Spartans trailed ECU by one stroke but surpassed both the Pirates and Virginia Tech. Penn State (852) keep its lead over North Carolina (854) and Sunday riser Duke (854) to claim a victory during the weekend’s action.

Junior Jonathan Brightwell shot a 68 during the third round, as he recorded birdies twice on both the front and back nine. In total, Brightwell finished tied for 12th place with a total of 215 (74-73-68).

Senior Bryce Hendrix, meanwhile, finished the final day with a 72, as he holed four birdies along with two bogeys and one double-bogey.

Sophomore Nick Lyerly finished his first tournament since competing in last month’s prestigious U.S. Amateur with a total score of 221, tied for 31st place alongside Hendrix. He closed out Sunday’s tournament with a birdie on hole No. 9.

Sophomore transfer Zack Swanson and Junior Ben Buben also finished the tournament with scores of 231 and 244 respectively. 

In individual play, junior Grant Powell shot a total of 234 while freshman Ben Crow completed his debut collegiate tournament at 245.

UNCG’s next tournament appearance will take place on Sept. 23-24 at the Windon Memorial Classic at Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

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