Navy Closes Out General Hackler Championship in 14th
March 12, 2012
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Navy golf team closed out the General Hackler Championship in Georgetown, S.C. on Monday afternoon in 14th place, turning in a two-day, 54-hole score of 939 (318-308-313, +87). Meanwhile, the Mids also sent a team to compete in the Bash at the Beach in Myrtle Beach where they currently stand 14th after two rounds of action.
At the General Hackler Championship, North Florida held off a fierce final round by East Carolina to take the team title by two strokes. North Florida shot a 6-over par 290 in the final round to finish 20-over, while the Pirates shot the low round of the day at 1-over to finish with a 22-over par 874. Rounding out the top five were Arkansas (878, +26), New Mexico (879, +27) and Virginia (886, +34). Meanwhile, Sean Dale of North Florida captured the individual crown despite shooting 2-over on Monday. He held a comfortable lead over a trio of players who tied for second with a 2-over 215.
The Mids, who produced a 29-over par 313 in the final round, fell short of 13th-place Pepperdine by six strokes (312-299-322=933), while Navy extended its lead to better than 20 strokes over Academy rival Air Force, who placed last with a 110-over par 962 (317-326-319).
Sophomore Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) paced the Midshipmen with a 2-over par 233 to tie for 55th. Selby turned in an 8-over par 79 in the final round to slide out of the top 50. Senior team captain Tim Shield (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) placed 60th with a 22-over par 235, while classmate Peter Reilly (Merrimack, N.H.) fell in just a stroke behind in 63rd with a 23-over par 236. Freshman August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) shot his best round of the tournament on Monday, registering a 7-over par 78 to finish 75th with a 30-over par 243. Meanwhile, senior Collier Jones (Little Rock, Ark.) withdrew from the competition on Monday.
Meanwhile, at the Bash at the Beach, despite shaving six strokes off Sunday’s opening round, the Mids slid back one position to 14th where they have put together a 52-over par 620 over the course of two rounds. Navy trails 13th-place Appalachian State (321-293=614), who turned in a 9-over par second round, by six strokes. The Mids lead 15th-place North Carolina Central (322-312=634) by six strokes.
Sophomore David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) shot a team-low 3-over par 74 on Monday to push up from 53rd to 41st with a 9-over par 151. Meanwhile, senior Tyler Kuhn (Prospect, Ky.) and sophomore Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.) are knotted up in 56th with a 12-over par 154. Second-year standout Bobby Keating (Garden City, N.Y.) dropped to 84th with a 19-over par 161, while junior Chris Reed (Springfield, Ohio) stands in 91st with a 34-over par 176.
Navy has five additional players who are taking part in the tournament as individuals. Rookie Bryce Keene (Bakersfield, Calif.) turned in a 4-over par 75 in the second round to move into a tie for 56th with a 12-over par 154 (79-75), while classmate Justin Knisley (West Chester, Pa.) also shot a 75 and pushed up to 78th with a 16-over par 158 (83-75). Freshman Brad Elder (Roanoke, Va.) fell a handful of spots after scoring a 10-over par 81 in Monday’s second round for a two-round mark of 17-over par 159 (78-81). Meanwhile, junior Pat Collins (Floral Park, N.Y.) is in 88th with a 21-over par 163 (84-79) and newcomer Colby Lederer (Levittown, Pa.) is 89th with a 25-over par 167 (82-85).
The final round of the Bash at the Beach is on tap for a 9:00 am start on Tuesday.
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