Coastal Men's Golf Finishes 8th at Palmetto Invitational

       

March 7, 2017

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational Results

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AIKEN - The Coastal Carolina men's golf team shot a final-round 303 Tuesday and finished with a 54-hole score of 872 to place eighth in the 18-team Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational, played at the par-70, 6,617-yard Palmetto Golf Club.

Clemson, ranked 16th nationally, shot a 9-over par 289 in the final round to move up one spot and win the event with a three-round total of 835. Third-ranked Virginia slipped one spot to finish runner-up (836), followed by #39 South Carolina (845), Augusta (848), East Carolina (857), Georgia Southern (860), #36 Liberty (871) and Coastal Carolina.

For the second event in a row, Thadd Obecny II was Coastal's top performer. He shot a final-round 76 and tied for 26th with a 54-hole total of 217 (73-68-76). Alfredo Ruiz posted a 54-hole score of 218 (72-71-75) to tie for 30th.

Ryan Carpenter led the Chants on Tuesday, shooting a 2-over 72 and moving up 18 spots in the standings. He was 2-over through 13 holes thanks to 12 pars and a double bogey on his fifth hole. He finished his round with two bogeys, two birdies and a par for his 72. Overall, the senior shot 220 (72-76-72) to tie for 36th.

Luis Ruiz (74-69-81) and Daniel Overas (68-76-80) rounded out Coastal's fivesome, each tying for 54th with a total of 224 (74-69-81).

Coastal Carolina will return to action Mar. 11-12 at The Dunes Club by hosting its own General Hackler Championship, presented by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. Always featuring some of the nation's top talent, this year's 15-team field includes nine teams currently among the nation's top 50, including #3 Virginia, #9 LSU, #12 Kent State, #15 Wake Forest, #35 North Florida, #38 Kentucky, #39 South Carolina, #45 NC State and #47 Iowa State. Also, LSU' Sam Burns is the third-rated golfer in the nation and Virginia's Jimmy Stanger is rated seventh.

8 Coastal Carolina 285 284 303 872
T26 Thadd Obecny II (2) 73 68 76 217
T30 Alfredo Ruiz (3) 72 71 75 218
T36 Ryan Carpenter (4) 72 76 72 220
T54 Luis Ruiz (1) 74 69 81 224
T54 Daniel Overas (5) 68 76 80 224

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