Coalson Finishes Sixth At Bancorp South Intercollegiate 04-01-2013


MADISON, Miss. – UNCG freshman golfer Taylor Coalson (Dobson, N.C./North Surry) posted his first career tournament with three straight rounds under par to finish in a tie for sixth place overall at the Bancorp South Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Mississippi at the Reunion Golf and Country Club. Coalson's play helped the Spartans post a top-10 team finish with a ninth place standing.

Coalson tied his career-best round Tuesday shooting a 3-under par 69 to move up two places for his second-highest finish of his career. He placed fourth earlier this season at the Pinehurst Collegiate. He recorded four birdies on the afternoon on holes No. 16, 17, 5 and 8 before recording a bogey on his final hole, No. 9. He opened the tournament with back-to-back scores of 71 Monday afternoon to post his first collegiate tournament with three rounds shot under par.

The Spartans closed out the tournament matching their best round of the season posting a 290 to finish the 54-hole event with an 892 (305-297-290). The 892 score marked the best 54-hole total this year for UNCG and its lowest since placing second at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate last year with an 872. Nationally ranked Mississippi State won the event going away with an 18-under par 846 (281-279-286) to win the event by 15 holes over second place Central Arkansas.

Central Arkansas' James Newton led from start to finish after posting an even-par 72 Tuesday to finish 10-under par 206 (67-67-72). Chattanooga's Steven Fox was second at 8-under par 208 (69-69-70) while Axel Boasson and Joe Sakulpolphaisan of Mississippi State finished tied for third at 7-under par 207.

Senior Robert Hoadley (Southern Pines, N.C./Union Pines) continued his solid tournament with a 3-over par 75 in round three. Hoadley finished in tied for 27th place overall with a 7-over par 223 (75-73-75). Sophomore Alex Ehlert (Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive) placed 51st overall with a 12-over par 228 (77-78-73) as he finished the event with a 1-over par 73 Tuesday.

Sophomore Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) notched his best round of the tournament Tuesday shooting a 1-over par 73. Dixon recorded a season-best five birdies on the afternoon but also tallied four bogeys and a double bogey in the up-and-down afternoon. He finished with a 232 (83-76-73) to finish the tournament in 61st place.

The Spartans return to action next week as they travel to Tampa, Fla., for the Gary Koch Invitational. The event is co-hosted by Auburn and Kentucky at the Old Memorial Golf Club and consists of 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday.

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