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Men's Golf Finishes 3rd at Seminole; Soderberg Ties for 2nd

Sebastian Soderberg tied for second; Ben Wheeler carded career-low round

       

Ben Wheeler shot a career-best 209 and placed sixth at Florida State.

Ben Wheeler shot a career-best 209 and placed sixth at Florida State.

March 17, 2013

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Coastal Carolina men's golf team shot a 2-under par 286 Sunday and posted a season-best, three-day total of 852 to finish third at the Seminole Intercollegiate, played at the par-72, 7,172-yard Southwood Golf Course. Senior Sebastian Soderberg tied for second with a season-best, 10-under par 206, while Ben Wheelerplaced sixth with a career-best, 7-under 209.

Host and 17th-ranked Florida State shot 10-under Sunday and was 25-under par for the three rounds (277-284-278=839) to win. The 36th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs were runner-up (278-284-284=846).

Coastal's score of 852 (280-28-286) is the team's best by 10 strokes this season and the best by the #50 Chanticleers since shooting 849 at the 2009 Augusta State/Administaff Invitational. The 852 additionally stands as the 13th-best 54-hole score and the ninth-best total.

For Soderberg, the 206 (71-65-70) marks his second-best 54-hole total - winning the 2012 Furman Intercollegiate with a 204 - and was one shot off medalist honors as Florida State's Daniel Berger - the nation's fifth-ranked gofler - posted a 205 (67-69-69). Soderberg was even par at the turn after a birdie on the third hole and a bogey on the fourth. He posted back-to-back birdies on holes 10 and 11, bogeyed the par 4 15th hole and bounced back with a birdie on the 16th hole for his round of 2-under par 70 Sunday.

Wheeler posted three rounds under par in a tournament for the first time in his career for his career-best 209 (69-70-70), three strokes better than his previous 54-hole total. Wheeler was even after three holes, getting a par, birdie and bogey. He would birdie holes five and nine to make the turn at 2-under. The sophomore reeled off five pars before a bogey on the 15th hole and a birdie on the par 3 17th hole for his second consecutive round of 70.

Andre Dorn bounced back from his second round 78 to shoot 1-under 71 Sunday. Thanks to his 69 in the opening round, Dorn finished tied for 29th with a 2-over par total of 218 - one stroke shy of his career best. The sophomore was 2-under par through nine holes with birdies on holes five and seven. He would get down to 3-under after a birdie on the par 3 13th hole before a double bogey on the 14th hole and a bogey on the 15th put him at even for the day. He bounced back to birdie the 16th hole and finish with two pars for his 1-under 71.

Roberto Ballesteros tied for 34th, shooting 71-75-75 for a three-day total of 221, and Easton Renwickplaced 59th, shooting 80-76-79 for a total of 235. Peter Valaesk, playing as an individual, tied for 42nd with a 223 (75-71-77).

Coastal Carolina will return to action March 25-26, making the short trip to Wilmington, N.C., for the UNC Wilmington Seahawk Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Landfall.

Seminole Intercollegiate
March 15-17, 2013 - Host: Florida State
Southwood Golf Course -- Tallahassee, Fla.
Par 72 -- 7,172 yards

Team Results 1. #17 Florida State 277 284 278 839 -25 2. #36 Mississippi State 278 284 284 846 -18 3. #50 Coastal Carolina 280 286 286 852 -12 4. South Florida 282 289 290 861 -3 5. Ohio State 287 283 292 862 -2 6. Mercer 291 283 291 865 +1 7. #49 North Carolina 287 291 289 867 +3 8. East Carolina 288 292 290 870 +6 9. Troy 290 290 297 877 +13 10. Cincinnati 306 296 306 908 +44 11. Boston College 300 305 314 919 +55

Individual Medalist 1. #5 Daniel Berger (FSU) 67 69 69 205 -11

Coastal Carolina Results T2 #80 Sebastian Soderberg 71 65 70 206 -10 6 Ben Wheeler 69 70 70 209 -7 T29 Andrew Dorn 69 78 71 218 +2 T34 Roberto Ballesteros 71 75 75 221 +5 T42 Peter Valasek (Ind.) 75 71 77 223 +7 59 Easton Renwick 80 76 79 235 +19