Third round washed out at Pinehurst, Spartans finish fifth
PINEHURST, N.C. – The final round of play at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament was washed out Tuesday, shortening the tournament to 36 holes.
Light to moderate rain fell on Pinehurst No. 8 through the night, dropping close to a half-inch of rain on the course and rendering conditions unplayable.
SMU’s Colt Knost was declared the individual medalist, winning the championship by one shot over UNC Wilmington’s Will Shambley.
UNCG’s Jake Lowder finished tied for sixth, just four shots off the pace. Lowder, a senior from Huntersville, NC, shot the best round of the two-day tournament with a three-under-par 69 on Monday to jump from 52nd to sixth on the leaderboard. It is Lowder’s first Top 10 finish this season and the tenth of his career.
J.D. Bass finished in a tie for 13th for UNCG, six shots off the pace.
SMU was declared the team champion with a score of 592. The Spartans finished fifth as a team with a score of 599, seven shots behind SMU. UAB was second at 596, followed by Indiana at 597 and Charlotte at 598.
FINAL RESULTS (TOURNAMENT SHORTENED TO 36 HOLES BY WEATHER)
TEAM SCORES: SMU592, UAB 596, Indiana 597, Charlotte 598, UNCG 599, Xavier 602, Southern Mississippi 604, Ball State 604, Wisconsin 605, UNC Wilmington 605, VCU 606, Rhode Island 607, Marquette 609, Illinois 611, Penn State 613, Michigan 617, East Carolina 619.
Top 10: 1. Colt Knost (SMU) 71-72=143; 2. Will Shambley (UNCW) 73-71=144; 3. Brandon DeStefano (SMU) 72-73=145; T4. Jason Cuthbertson (Southern Mississippi) 74-72=146; T4. Andrew DiBitetto (Charlotte) 73-73=146; T6. Jake Lowder (UNCG) 78-69=147; T6. Trevor Murphy (Charlotte) 74-73=147; T6. Patrick Nagle (Illinois) 73-74=147; T6. Ben Spitz (Rhode Island) 75-72=147; T6. Josh Thompson (UAB) 72-75=147.
OTHER UNCG Golfers: T-13. J.D. Bass 76-73=149; T-34. Kent Copeland 74-78=152; T-34. Nathan Stamey 70-82=152; T-76. Burton Wood 78-80=158.
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