WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Kyle Sonday's 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday was UNCG's best round of the final day of the C&F Bank Intercollegiate, in which the Spartans finished fourth of 24 teams after beginning the day in second place.
Colin Chapman, one of three Spartans to shoot 71 in Monday's first round, led the team for the tournament with a two-day total of 147.
Sonday, who redshirted last season, has put together solid tournaments in succession and is playing his best golf of his college career. Before this month, he hadn't finished above 22nd place in any of his 11 starts as a Spartan, but he worked his way into the lineup and tied for eighth at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate from March 11-13. He followed that up by tying for 30th at this week's event, UNCG's first 36-hole tourney of 2010-11, with a 4-over-par 148.
Ryan Vince of James Madison won the individual title in a three-man playoff.
Overall, the Spartans played the 6,659-yard Woods Course at Kingsmill Resort in 10-over-par 298 on Tuesday after beginning the event with a collective 287 on Monday. They finished 13 shots back of champion James Madison, the only team to finish under par.
Although they fell short of the 17th team title in the program's Division I history, the Spartans finished in the top one-third of the field for the second consecutive event. They have been in the top half in five of their nine tournaments of 2010-11.
UNCG coach Terrance Stewart did not attend the tournament. He remained home to celebrate the birth of his second child, Thomas Day Stewart, who arrived Friday. The team was directed this week by its assistant coach, Dr. Bob Christina.
C&F BANK MEN'S INTERCOLLEGIATE
Woods Course at Kingsmill Resort Rio (Par-72, 6,659 yards)
Top 10 teams (of 24)
1. James Madison 281-291—572; 2. Radford 294 286 580 +4; 3. 3. USC Upstate 291-291—582; 4. UNCG 287-298—585; 5. Towson 294-294—588; 6. Central Connecticut 294-295—589; 7. Delaware 295-296—591; 8. William & Mary 293-299—592; 9. Maryland 305-289—594; 10. Princeton 302-293—595.
Top 10: 1 Ryan Vince (James) Madison 71-70—141*; T1. Justin Martinson (Delaware) 68-73—141; T1. Chris Wellde (James Madison) 67-74—141; T4. John Duthie (Towson) 71-72—143; T4. Jake Katz (Binghamton) 69-74—143; T4. Patrick Wasserman (Princeton) 75-68—143; T4. Matt Harman (Radford) 73-70—143; T4. Bruno Carvalho (IPFW) 71-72--143; T4. Will Wiseman (Maryland) 72-71—143; T4. Mike Smith (James Madison) 70-73—143; T4. Michael Wade (Radford) 73-70—143; T4. Tyler Comer USCUpstate 70 73 143.
*Winner in playoff
UNCG golfers: T20. Colin Chapman 71-76—147; T30. Robert Hoadley 71-77-148; T30. Kyle Sonday 77-71—148; T30. Will Almand 74-74—148; T51. Andy Knox 71-80—151.
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