Navy Men's Golf Places 16th at Wolfpack Intercollegiate
Oct. 8, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Battling tough weather conditions, the Navy golf team shot a 23-over par 311 in Tuesday's final round to slip back to 16th place at the 2013 Wolfpack Intercollegiate played at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C. The Mids were tied for 15th with Western Carolina going into the final round after turning in a spectacular second-round mark of 286 (-2) on Monday afternoon.
The Midshipmen weren't the only team to struggle in Tuesday's final round, that featured wind gusts ranging in the 25-mile per hour range and rain through much of the round, as Jacksonville State was the lone team in the field to shoot a lower score than Monday's second round. East Tennessee State overcame a 3-stroke deficit in the final round to take the team title with a 54-hole score of 843 (-21). Meanwhile, UNC Greensboro, who had scored well below par in its first two rounds, shot a 12-over par 300 on Tuesday to finish in second with an 854 (-10). NC State (865, +1) placed third, followed by East Carolina (871, +7) and UNC Wilmington (872, +8).
UNC Greensboro's Carter Jenkins took medalist honors with a 13-under par 203. Jenkins, who shot a 65 and 63 on Monday, struggled in the final round where he was 3-over (75) and edged out East Tennessee State's Gudmundur Kristjansson by just two strokes.
Navy was led by senior Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) who finished tied for 30th with a 5-over par 221. Selby gained seven spots in the final standings after posting a 3-over par 75 in the final round. Meanwhile, junior August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.), who was sensational in the second round, dropped to 40th after turning in a 8-over par 80 in the final round. Jonas opened the tournament with a 5-over par 77, but rallied Monday afternoon and shot up in the standings with an impressive 6-under par 66. Jonas finished was 7-over (223).
Senior team captain David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) closed out the tournament in 66th place with a 12-over par 228.
Junior Bryce Keene (Bakersfield, Calif.) was the Mids' only player to trim his score after each round. Keene opened with a 9-over par 81, followed by a 7-over par 79 in the second round. He shot Navy's second-lowest score on Tuesday with a 4-under par 76 to finish 20-over (236) in 80th.
Rounding out the team was senior Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.), who placed 87th with a 28-over par 244.
The Midshipmen will play their final competition of the fall on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29 at the Pirate Intercollegiate in Greenville, N.C.
### Go Navy ###