UNCG rallies for seventh place finish, three finish in Top 30
DURHAM, N.C. – UNC Greensboro shot a team score of 290, the third-best round of the day, to rally for a seventh place finish at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic on Monday at Duke GC.
The Spartans tied for the third best team round of the day, matching that of North Carolina, which is ranked in No. 16 in last week’s coaches poll. Only Duke and Coastal Carolina, also ranked in the Top 25, recorded better team scores on Monday.
UNCG’s Nathan Stamey and David Heyen both shot even-par 72 on Monday, while J.D. Bass and Drew Younts both carded rounds of 73. Bass finished tied for 20th, his 12th career Top 20 finish. Stamey finished 25th, while Younts placed 28th.
Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson hung on for a one-shot win to claim the individual title. He carded a two-under 70 on Monday, as did North Carolina’s David Holzworth, to hold of Holzworth for the individual crown.
Coastal Carolina claimed the team title, as well, shooting an incredible 281 on the final day with all five golfers finishing under par. North Carolina finished 13 shots behind Coastal Carolina for second place, followed by Duke in third and VCU and Old Dominion in a tie for fourth.
UNCG returns to action in three weeks when it plays at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg, MS.
TEAM SCORING: Coastal Carolina 851, North Carolina 864, Duke 869, Old Dominion 875, VCU 875, Virginia Tech 879, UNCG 889, Charlotte 890, Florida Southern 893, Ohio State 895, Maryland 896, Houston 900, UNC Wilmington 901, Jacksonville 903, Furman 908.
Top 10: 1. Dustin Johnson (Coastal Carolina) 69-6870-207; 2. David Holzworth (North Carolina) 70-68-70=208;3. Clark Kaasen (Duke) 74-67-71=212; T-4. Lanto Griffin (VCU) 70-70-73=213; T-4. Jeff Long (Old Dominion) 70-70-73=213; T-4. Drew Weaver (Virginia Tech) 70-74-69=213; T-7. Hunter Bendall (Maryland) 73-71-70=214; T-7. Zack Byrd (Coastal Carolina) 74-70-70=214; Marc France (Florida Southern) 73-70-71=214; 10. Martin Ureta (North Carolina) 74-71-71=216.
Other UNCG golfers: T-20. J.D. Bass 73-74-73=220; T-25. Nathan Stamey 76-73-72=221; T-28. Drew Younts 71-78-73=222; T-57. David Heyen 79-78-72-229; T-68. Nick Baker 79-75-79=233.
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