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CCU's Andrew Dorn Takes Medalist Honors at General Hackler

Dorn in the first Chanticleer to win the program's own event

       

Andrew Dorn took home medalist honors by shooting even par over 54 holes at the General Hackler Championship.

Andrew Dorn took home medalist honors by shooting even par over 54 holes at the General Hackler Championship.

March 11, 2014

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2014 General Hackler Championship Results

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MURRELLS INLET - Coastal Carolina junior Andrew Dorn became the first Chanticleer to win individual medalist honors at the program's own General Hackler Championship, tying with Kent State's Corey Conners for the honor.

This is Dorn's first collegiate win but his third of the calendar year as he won the prestigious North & South Amateur and Ohio Amateur this past summer.

Both Dorn (73-71-72=216) and Conners (75-69-72=216) were tied for second entering the final round Tuesday and both carded a final round 72 to shot an even-par 216 for the event in passing day one leader Rhys Pugh of East Tennessee State, who turned in a final round 75 Tuesday.

In the previous 12 Hackler Championships, Coastal has had six top five finishes, including Rafael Vera (3rd in 2002), Dustin Johnson (2nd in 2005), Zack Byrd (4th in 2007 and 2nd in 2009), Dan Obremski (3rdin 2010) and Sebastian Soderberg (5th in 2013).

Middle Tennessee State won the team title with a 54-hole score of 884, edging #23 Kent State by two strokes. Coastal Carolina placed 8th in the 12-team field with a score of 905 (295-307-303).

Dorn, who led the field with 14 birdies over three rounds, started the day with a triple bogey on the par 4, 4th hole before posting a bogey and a birdie on holes six and seven, respectively. The junior finished his round with three birdies and 11 pars.

Freshman Olle Widegren tied for 26th with a 54-hole score of 74-77-78=229 and Ben Wheeler tied for 38th (74-76-82=232). Roberto Ballesteros turned in a final-round 77 and tied for 46th (74-84-77=235) while Peter Valasek carded a 76 in the final rounds to for 52nd (78-83-76=237).

Alfredo Ruiz, playing as an individual, led all Coastal golfers and ranked ninth in the field with 34 pars for the event. The freshman tied for 54th (81-78-79=238) with classmate Chris Williams finishing one stroke behind and placing 56th (76-82-81=239). Josh Pisarri (83-81-79=243) finished in 60th.

Coastal Carolina will immediately hit the road to play in the annual Seminole Intercollegiate (March 14-16).

General Hackler Championship March 10-11, 2014 TPC of Myrtle Beach Murrells Inlet, S.C. Par 72 - 6,950 Yards

Team Results 1 Middle Tennessee State 303 290 291 884 +20 2. #23 Kent State 305 287 294 886 +22 3. Iowa State 296 301 293 890 +26 4. ETSU 303 292 301 896 +32 5. East Carolina 303 290 304 897 +33 6. Louisville 302 301 296 899 +35 7. Lamar 298 305 300 903 +39 8. Coastal Carolina 295 307 303 905 +41 9. Duke 314 301 298 913 +49 10. North Carolina 311 312 310 933 +69 11. UNC Wilmington 311 309 317 937 +73 12. Northern Illinois 330 319 315 964 +100

Individual Medalists Andrew Dorn (Coastal Carolina) 73 71 72 216 E Corey Connors (Kent State) 75 69 72 216 E

Coastal Carolina Results T1 Andrew Dorn 73 71 72 216 E T26 Olle Widegren 74 77 78 229 +13 T38 Ben Wheeler 74 76 82 232 +16 T46 Roberto Ballesteros 74 84 77 235 +19 T52 Peter Valasek 78 83 76 237 +21 T54 Alfredo Ruiz (Ind). 81 78 79 238 +22 56 Chris Williams (Ind.) 76 82 81 239 +23 60 Josh Pisarri (Ind.) 83 81 79 243 +27