Navy Golf Places 11th at Spring-Opening Charleston Shootout
Feb. 28, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Navy golf team concluded action at the two-day, 54-hole Charleston Shootout Tuesday afternoon, placing 11th out of 14 teams with a 43-over par 907 (302-303-302). The Mids opened the day in 13th place, but put together a solid 14-over par 302 in the final round, to push past both High Point (299-298-317 = 914) and Western Kentucky (308-294-317 = 919).
Florida, ranked 25th nationally, took the team title by 15 strokes (282-276-287 = 844) over defending National Champion Augusta State, who turned in a 5-under par 859 (281-288-290). Charleston Southern made a furious rally in the final round, but came up just a stroke short of taking third. Radford shot an 11-over par 299 in the final round to place third with an 870 (+6), followed by Charleston Southern (871, +7) in fourth and College of Charleston (875, +11) in fifth.
Taking the individual title was the Gators' T.J. Vogel, ranked eighth nationally, who earned a 1-stroke victory over Charleston Southern's Jacobo Pastor. Vogel paced the field with a 10-under par 206, while Pastor, who opened the tournament with a 5-under par 67, placed second with a 9-under par 207.
The Midshipmen were led by senior Collier Jones (Little Rock, Ark.), who despite shooting his highest score of the 54-hole tournament (79), placed 31st with a 9-over par 225.
Sophomore David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) and rookie August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) finished just outside of the top 50 with a 52nd-place effort behind a 13-over par 229. Hall (77-79-73) pushed up more than 20 positions in the final standings after turning in Navy's low round of the day, a 1-over par 73. Meanwhile, Jonas (77-73-79) struggled in the final round, posting a 7-over par 79 to drop down slightly from 43rd to 52.
Senior Peter Reilly (Merrimack, N.H.) was consistent throughout the tournament, putting together a three-round mark of 230 (+14) to finish in 57th. Just a stroke behind Reilly was sophomore Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.), who finished up with his low round of the event, a 3-over par 75. He tied for 58th with a 15-over par 231.
Rounding out the Navy slate was senior team captain Tim Shield (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.), who posted his low round with a 77 (+5). He placed 69th with an 18-over par 234.
The Midshipmen will use the next two weeks to prepare for a pair of tournaments. Navy will split its squad the weekend of March 11-13, sending a team to the Bash at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., while a second team will compete at the General Hackler Championship in Georgetown, S.C.
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