Heisey's 73 leads UNCG in final round at Rio Pinar
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ryan Heisey shot a final round 73 to pace UNC Greensboro on the final day of play at the Rio Pinar Invitational men’s golf tournament.
Will Bowman was UNCG's top finisher at Rio Pinar, finishing tied
Heisey’s 73 helped the Spartans to a final round score of 301 and a final tournament score of 900. The Spartans finished tied for 17th place. Central Florida, the tournament host, won the tournament with a score of 851. The Golden Knights turned it on in Tuesday’s final round to pull away from the field. UT-Arlington was second, 14 shots behind. Louisville was third.
Central Florida’s Blayne Barber held on for the individual title by two shots over Bobby Massa of UT-Arlington. Barber followed up yesterday’s second round 64 with a final round 69 and a tournament total of 204. Will Bowman was UNCG’s best finisher in a tie for 41st place, scoring a tournament total 222 after a 76 in the Tuesday’s final round.
UNCG returns to action on March 9 at the Palmas Del Mar Intercollegiate in Puerto Rico.
TEAM SCORING: Central Florida 851, UT-Arlington 865, Louisville 870, Augusta State 871, Vanderbilt 871, Mississippi 871, Mercer 873, Kentucky 879, Baylor 879, South Alabama 883, East Carolina 884, Wichita State 889, Ohio State 891, Iowa State 893. VCU 898, Southern Mississippi 899, UNCG 900, Memphis 900, South Florida 903, Akron 907, Connecticut 917,
Top 10: 1. Blayne Barber (Central Florida) 71-64-69=204; 2. Bobby Massa (UT-Arlington) 70-69-67=206; 3. Jed Dirksen (Central Florida-indiv.) 73-68-70=211; T-4. David Johnson (Central Florida) 74-70-68=212; T-4. Bill Jones (Mercer) 70-72-70=212; T-6. Joe David (Mississippi) 72-73-68=213; T-6. Justin Dorward (Louisville) 69-74-70=213; 8. Bo Hoag (Ohio State) 72-70-73=215; T-9. Andy Winings (Kentucky) 70-74-72=216; T-9. M. Etienne Bussieres 73-70-73=216.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-41. Will Bowman 72-74-76=222; T-58. Will Almand 76-73-76=225; T-64. Ryan Heisey 79-74-73=226; T-75. Darragh Coghlan 75-77-76=228; T-95. Drew Younts 78-77-78=233.
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