Spartans finish 10th at The Gopher Invitational
WAYZATA, Minn. - Will Bowman and Robert Hoadley fired final round scores of 73 to lead UNC Greensboro to a 297 on Monday and a 10th place finish at The Gopher Invitational, played at the Spring Hill GC.
UNCG finished the tournament with a total of 899. SMU won the team title going away, caring a final round 280 on Monday to win by 10 shots over Arkansas and 17 shots over tournament host Minnesota.
SMU's Kelly Kraft shot a blistering final round 64 to come back to win the team title by a more than comfortable eight shots over second round leader Ben Pisani. Kraft finished with a 54-hole total of 15-under par 201. Pisani began the day with a one-shot lead over Kraft after carding a 65 in Sunday's first round.
UNCG's best individual finisher was senior Ryan Heisey. The New Bern, N.C. native finished tied for 35th place after a final round 77 gave him a 54-hole total of 225.
The Spartans return to action in two weeks when they tee it up at the VCU Shootout in Richmond, Va.
TEAM SCORING: SMU 855, Arkansas 865, Minnesota 872, Charlotte 875, Iowa 878, Notre Dame 881, UNC Wilmington 885, Wisconsin 893, Lamar 894, UNCG 899, Miami (Ohio) 909, Northern Iowa 910.
Top 10: 1, Kelly Kraft (SMU) 67-70-64=201; 2. Ben Pisani (Minnesota) 65-71-73=209; 3. David Lingmerth (Arkansas) 75-69-68=212; T-4. Vince India (Iowa) 75-70-70=215; T-4. Andy Sajevic (Charlotte) 74-70-71=215; T-4. Ethan Tracy (Arkansas) 72-71-72=215; T-7. Hugues Joannes (Lamar) 76-68-72=215; T-7. Pierre Rolland (Lamar) 76-68-72=216; T-7. Josh Sandman (Notre Dame) 77-66-73=216; T-7. Derek Wallace (UNC Wilmington) 71-76-69=216.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-35. Ryan Heisey 75-73-77=225; T-38. Will Bowman 74-79-73=226; T-43. Will Almand 79-74-74=227; T-53. Robert Hoadley 80-76-73=229; T-62. Colin Chapman 73-78-73=234.
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