Bass records fifth straight Top 20 as Spartans place ninth at Furman Intercollegiate
GREENVILLE, S.C. – J.D. Bass recorded his fifth straight Top 20 finish and the 16th of his career to help UNC Greensboro to a ninth-place finish at the Furman Intercollegiate on Sunday at Furman University Golf Club.
Bass, who entered the final round just one shot off the lead, shot a 77 on Sunday to place in a tie for 15th. Elon’s Jayson Judy shot a final round 69 to take the individual title by three shots over Jacksonville’s Duncan Stewart and Rhode Island’s Ben Spitz.
Nick Baker recorded UNCG’s best score of the day. After struggling in the first two rounds, Baker carded a 71 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 50th place.
Virginia Tech won the team title with a score of 873, four shots better than Elon. UNCG tied for ninth place along with Rhode Island and Wofford at 888. The tournament was a mini-preview of next month’s Southern Conference Championship. Amongst seven Southern Conference teams at the Furman Intercollegiate, the Spartans were tied for third.
UNCG is off until April 9 and 10 when they hit the course at Talking Stick GC in Scottsdale, AZ at the Cowboy Classic.
TEAM SCORING: Virginia Tech 873, Elon 877, Jacksonville 882, Marshall 882, Old Dominion 884, East Carolina 884, Charleston Southern 885, Furman 886, UNC Greensboro 888, Rhode Island 888, Wofford 888, Francis Marion 890, UNC Wilmington 891, Winthrop 895, Maryland 897, Iowa 898, Samford 900, Appalachian State 908, Davidson 908, Western Carolina 920.
Top 10: 1. Jayson Judy (Elon) 71-71-69=211; T-2. Duncan Stewart (Jacksonville) 69-74-71=214; T-2. Ben Spitz (Rhode Island) 71-70-73=214; T-2. Stuart Carrihill 68-73-73=214; T-5. Reed Davis (Samford) 74-68-73=215; T-5. Trent Schambach (Marshall) 77-69-69=215; T-7. Shawn Warren (Marshall) 72-73-71=216; T-7. Justin Newton (Elon) 68-76-72=216; T-9. Andre Thorsen (East Carolina) 68-77-72=217; T-9. Jurrian vander Vaart (Virginia Tech) 73-71-72=217; T-9. Jesse Larson (Rhode Island) 72-74-71=217.
Other UNCG golfers: T-15. J.D. Bass 74-68-77=219; T-36. Nathan Stamey 72-75-76=223; T-50. Nick Baker 78-76-71=225; T-74. Drew Younts 77-74-78=229; T-84. David Heyen 73-84-75=232; T-95 Will Bowman (indiv.) 71-84-79=234.
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