Navy Scores Second-Place Finish at ECAC Championship
Oct. 1, 2012
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Navy was unable to overcome a 3-stroke deficit on Monday, as the Mids placed second at the 2012 ECAC Div. I Men’s Golf Championship played at the Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The Mids trailed Saint Peter’s by three strokes going into the final 18 holes of action, but the Peacocks shot a 308, five strokes lower than Navy’s final-round 313, to claim the team title.
Saint Peter’s paced the field with its 22-over par 598 (290-308), while Navy held off Monmouth to take runner-up honors with a 30-over par 606 (293-313). Monmouth shot the low score in Monday’s final round with a 19-over par 307 to take third with a 32-over par 608 (301-307). La Salle placed fourth with a 640 (317-323), while St. Francis (N.Y.) rounded out the field with a 686 (336-350).
After posting a 1-under par 71 in the opening round and trailing medalists Eric Edmunds and Andrew Gain of Saint Peter’s by just a stroke, Navy sophomore August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) slipped hair, turning in a 5-over par 77 in the final round. Despite his second-round struggles, Jonas held his third-place finish with a 4-over par 144, two strokes ahead of Monmouth’s Brady Goodling.
Junior Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) jumped from 10th to sixth in the final standings after shooting the low round of the day for the Mids with a 3-over par 75. Selby paired it with his opening-round 77 to finish 8-over (152). Junior Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.) managed to hang on to a top-10 finish despite posting a 10-over par 82 in the final round. House placed ninth with a 10-over par 154. Juniors David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) and Bobby Keating (Garden City, N.Y.) tied for 14th in the final standings with a 16-over par 160. Hall, who opened the tournament with a 9-over par 81, came back to shoot a 7-over par 79 in the final round. Meanwhile, Keating was unable to keep momentum from the opening round in his favor, as he produced a 15-over par 87 over the final 18 holes. He opened the tournament with a 1-over par 73.
The Midshipmen will return to action on Oct. 13-14 when they travel to the Philly region to take part in the Philadelphia Big Five Classic.
### Go Navy ###