Navy Golf Places Eighth at The Legacy Intercollegiate
2018 Legacy Intercollegiate Final Results
LONGWOOD, Fla. — The Navy men’s golf team opened its 2018 spring season with an eighth-place finish at the 54-hole Legacy Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Midshipmen covered the par-72 Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes with a 34-over par 898 (291-296-311).
Bethune-Cookman won a playoff against Florida Gulf Coast to claim the team title with a 12-over par 876 (289-288-299). Florida Gulf Coast forced the playoff after posting the second-lowest score of the day (296) en route to its 876 (293-287-296). Meanwhile, Keiser University saw the biggest jump in the standings, opening the tournament in seventh place and finishing third with a 4-over par 292 in the final round and an 883 for the tournament.
The Midshipmen were led by sophomore Thomas Garbee (Asheville, N.C.) who posted his first top-10 finish of the year with a 4-over par 220 (73-72-75) to tie for eighth. Team captain Thomas Fricke (Sr / Haymarket, Va.) was in sixth place going into the final round, but slid to 19th in the final standings after carding an 8-over par 80 on Tuesday. He shot a three-round mark of 223 (+7). Junior Griffin Peters (Fountain Hills, Ariz.) took 35th with a 227 (+11), rookie Charlie Musto (Sterling, Va.) finished up strong with a 5-over par 77 in the final round to place 46th (235, +19) and junior Matthew Starobin (Davidsonville, Md.) placed 51st (246, +30).
Navy, who shot the lowest round of the tournament with a 3-over par 291 in the opening round, saw terrific play out of its veterans early on in the tournament. Fricke and Peters showed great poise and leadership in helping lead the Mids to a second-place showing after the first 18 holes. The second round proved to be highlighted by the steady play of Fricke and Garbee, while Starobin fought his way back from a disappointing start to finish with three birdies on his final six holes of the second round.
The Mids struggled to find that consistency in Tuesday’s final round as they slid down in the final standings following a 23-over par 311. Individually, Garbee maintained his steady play, while Musto was more consistent tee to green on Tuesday.
Navy finished nine strokes out of fifth place (Morehead State, 889), four out of sixth (Stetson, 892) and just one out of seventh (IUPUI, 897).
The Mids return to the competition links on March 31 when it takes part in the two-day Augusta Invitational in Georgia.
### Go Navy ###