Men's Golf Ties for Fourth at Administaff AugustaState Invitational


Men's Golf Ties for Fourth at Administaff AugustaState Invitational

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           AUGUSTA, Ga.The Coastal Carolina University men’s golf team shot all three rounds under par and moved up on the final day to tie for fourth at the 2009 Administaff Augusta State Inivitational, April 4-5. The two-day, 54-hole event is being played at the Forest Hills Golf Club (Par 72 - 7,161 yards) in Augusta, Ga.

            The Chanticleers shot a 1-under 287 in the final round to move up from fifth to a tie for fourth with UCF at 15-under 849 for the 54 holes. Tournament host Augusta State took the team honors by 13 shots, shooting a 36-under 828 to defeat runner-up Chattanooga. Kent State placed third at 21-under 843.

            Coastal Carolina, who had all five players shoot at least one round under par of the first two, was again led by redshirt-senior Zack Byrd. The Calabash, N.C. native posted his sixth-straight top-20 finish, tying for 12th at 5-under 211 after shooting a 4-under 68 in the final round. Redshirt-freshman Drew Ernst was next, one shot behind at 4-under 212, tying for 18th. Sophomore Tripp McAllister was the other Chanticleers who finished under par for the tournament, shooting a 1-under 215 to tie for 36th. Juniors Sam Lyons (217) and Dan Obremski (219) rounded out the team effort, tying for 43rd and 56th, respectively. Sophomore David Dannelly, playing as an individual, tied for 47th at 218. Augusta State's Taylor Floyd took home medalist honors with a 14-under 202.

            The Chants will next take to the course to try and pick up their sixth consecutive BIg South Conference title at the 2009 Big South Conference Championship. The tournament will be played at The Patriot Golf Club in Greenwood, S.C., Monday-Wednesday, April 20-22. The winner of the event picks up the League's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.

Team Results (GolfStat Ranking) Scores
            1.         Augusta State (42)         278-273-277=828
Chattanooga (38)           273-286-282=841
Kent State         286-275-282=843
            t4.        Coastal
Carolina (46)   279-283-287=849
            t4.        UCF (20)           282-275-292=849
            6.         Duke     284-280-289=853
            7.         Tennessee (12) 291-281-287=859
            8.         Georgia State    289-277-294=860
            9.         Virginia Tech     288-286-288=862
USC-Aiken (5-Div. II)       289-282-293=864
            11.        Georgia Southern (47)    288-279-298=865
            12.        Lamar (36)         294-287-285=866
            13.        Charlotte           298-283-292=873
            14.        VCU     289-281-304=874
            15.        Houston            290-287-298=875
            16.        Minnesota         287-285-306=878

            17.        North Carolina    297-287-303=887

Individual Results (Top 5 Plus Coastal Carolina)
            1.         Taylor Floyd (Augusta State)       68-67-67=202
            2.         Derek Rende (Chattanooga)        66-69-71=206
            t3.        Blayne Barber (UCF)      68-70-70=208
            t3.        Roberto Diaz (
USC-Aiken)          64-69-75=208
            t3.        Allen John (Georgia State)          72-66-70=208
            t3.        Janne Kaske (Augusta State)      71-68-69=208
            t3.        Robin Wingardh (Tennessee)      70-69-69=208

            t12.       Zack Byrd (Coastal)      73-70-68=211
            t18.       Drew Ernst (Coastal)    72-68-72=212
            t36.       Tripp McAllister (Coastal)         70-73-72=215
            t43.       Sam Lyons (Coastal)    68-74-75=217
            t47.       David Dannelly (Coastal-Ind.) 74-70-74=218
            t56.       Dan Obremski (Coastal)           69-72-78=219




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