HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – J.D. Bass fired a team-best final round 70 and Nathan Stamey and Drew Younts both recorded Top 10 finishes to lead UNC Greensboro to a second place finish at the Mission Inn Collegiate Invite on Sunday afternoon.
Stamey finished second, one shot behind Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle. Stamey carded a final round 73 to finish the tournament at three-under 213. It was the best finish for the junior from Canton, NC since winning the Mid Pines Intercollegiate to open the 2004-05 season and his collegiate career. Earlier this season, Stamey finished third at the Memphis Intercollegiate.
Younts, who set a school record and course record with a 63 in Saturday’s opening round, shot a 77 on Sunday to finish tied for eighth place. His previous best finish was a tie for 24th at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in UNCG’s last tournament back in late October. This was just the sixth career collegiate tournament for Younts.
Bass’ 70 pulled him up to 18th place on Sunday, giving him his fourth Top 20 finish in six outings this season.
UNCG will return to action next Sunday when it begins play at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate.
TEAM STANDINGS: Louisville 860, UNCG 874, Wichita State 882, Marquette 882, Xavier 885, Old Dominion 885, Missouri 887, Iowa State 888, Marshall 889, Eastern Michigan 891, Akron 892, Charleston Southern 894, Liberty 906, Ohio 907, Iowa 915, Rhode Island 919.
TOP 10: 1. Mike Van Sickle (Marquette) 70-68-74=212; 2. Nathan Stamey (UNCG) 71-69-73=213; T-3. Daryl Fathauer (Louisville) 67-73-74=214; T-3. Adam Hadwin (Louisville) 73-68-73=214; T-5. Christian Brand (Marshall) 72-71-72=215; T-5. John Kelly (Missouri) 73-67-75=215; T-5. Stan Guerreri (Old Dominion) 70-72-73=215; T-8. John Streibich (Xavier) 71-74-71=216; T-8. Stuart Carrihill (Charleston Southern) 70-72-74=216; T-8. Derek Fathauer (Louisville) 73-71-72=216; T-8. Drew Younts (UNCG) 63-76-77=216.
OTHER UNCG GOLFERS: T-18. J.D. Bass 73-76-70=219; T-40. David Heyen 76-76-74=226; T-80. Nick Baker 83-78-79=240.
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