CONWAY, S.C. -- The Coastal Carolina University men's golf squad was named Golfweek's National Men's Golf Team of the Week, the publication announced today, after their final-hole victory over East Tennessee State at the Bank of Tennessee at The Ridges Intercollegiate.
Entering the final round, the Chanticleers were tied for second with host No. 33 East Tennessee State, two shots behind No. 39 Wake Forest. Coastal Carolina continued to battle in the final round and sat in a tie for second heading to No. 18, four shots behind ETSU and tied with Wake Forest. On the last hole, the Chants made the most of it, going 1-under, while ETSU posted a triple and a bogey among their counting scores to play the hole in 4-over and Wake Forest was 1-over. With that final hole, Coastal Carolina claimed the team title at 869, one shot ahead of East Tennessee State and two ahead of Wake. The Chants were consistent throughout the tournament, not posting a score above 75 in the counters. The tournament featured eight teams ranked in the top 50 in the nation according to Golfstat. This also marked the first regular-season win for Coastal Carolina since the spring of 2006.
Coastal Carolina wraps up its fall schedule at the CordeValle Collegiate, Mon.-Wed., Nov. 3-5 at the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.