Mids Place 12th at Weather-Shortened Seahawk Intercollegiate
March 17, 2014
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Navy men's golf team shot a 46-over par 622 to place 12th out of 13 teams at the weather-shortened Seahawk Intercollegiate played at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. Despite unseasonably cold and rainy conditions, Navy was able to get 36 of the 54 holes in, but the pounding rain washed out the final 18 holes due to be played on Monday.
The Mids opened the tournament with a 19-over par 307, but as the weather worstened on Sunday afternoon, so, too, did the field's scores. Navy shot a 27-over par 315 over the second 18 holes to post a 36-hold mark of 622.
Senior Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.) led the way for the Mids with an 11-over par 155. House posted a 2-over par 72 in the opening round, but fell back to 54th in the standsin after turning in a 9-over par 81 in the afternoon round. Three Mids finished just a stroke behind House in 56th with a 12-over par 156. Junior August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla. and senior Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) both shot a 77 in the first round and a 79 in the second, while sophomore David Won (Bothell, Wash.), who placed seventh earlier in the week at the Bulldog Florida Invitational, rebounded from an open-round 80 to shoot a 4-over par 76 in the second round.
Closing out the Navy lineup was freshman Ben Allen (San Marino, Calif.) who scored a 22-over par 166 to place 74th.
South Carolina shot a tournament-record 16-under par 560 to easily win the team title over East Tennessee State who was second with a 3-over par 579. Louisville and Ohio State tied for third with a 5-over par 581, while Davidson finished fifth with a 10-over par 586. Navy (307-315=622) trailed 11th-place East Carolina (298-312=610) by 12 strokes, while besting Delaware (308-327=635) by 13.
Will Starke's South Carolina edged Davidson's Sam Echikson for individual medalist honors by shooting a tournament-record 7-under par 137. Both players shot a tournament-record low round of 64 (-8) in the opening round on Sunday.
Navy will return to the links on April 12-13 when it competes in the Princeton Invitational.
### Go Navy ###