Terry Places Second, Navy Golf Closes Fall Season
Rookie Devin Terry tied for the low round on Tuesday to place second at the Pirate Intercollegiate.
Oct. 29, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Navy freshman Devin Terry (La Crosse, Wis.) made the most out of his opportunity to play in the Mids’ final golf tournament of the fall season, placing as the runner-up at the 2013 Pirate Intercollegiate played at the par-71 Brook Valley Course at Greenville Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. As a team, the Mids finished seventh (+76) among the nine-team field.
Terry, who earned his way onto the trip by way of a series of qualifiers Navy head coach Pat Owen held over the last several weeks, had competed in just one prior tournament - the Mids’ season-opening Navy Fall Classic on Sept. 7-8 - where he was the Mids’ low scorer on the Navy White squad.
Terry got off to a tremendous start on Monday where he was 1-over in the opening round and paired it with a 3-over par 74 in the afternoon to close out the day in a three-way tie for ninth at 4-over (146). The rookie came back on Tuesday to shoot par for a 54-hole score of 217 (+4). Terry sat in the clubhouse as the tournament’s leader before the final two groups came in and he fell into a tie for second with Charlotte’s Dan Hendry. Meanwhile, East Carolina senior Eric Brady shot par over the final 18 holes to earn medalist honors with a 2-over par 215.
“Devin did a good job of taking what the golf course gave him and playing to his strengths,” said Owen. “He got a good feel for the course in the practice round, embraced it and came up with a solid play. He had a sharp wedge game and from around the greens and from 100 yards in, he was really good.”
Junior August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.), who entered the tournament with the Mids’ low average of 72.50, gained five spots on the final leader board with his 6-over par 77 in the final round for a two-day mark of 232 (+19). Classmate Bryce Keene (Bakersfield, Calif.) dropped to 44th with a 27-over par 240, while senior Drew Selby’s (Charlotte, N.C.) woes on the greens continued to haunt him as he shot a 12-over par 83 in the final round for a three-round mark of 246 (+33).
Rounding out the field for the Mids was sophomore David Won (Bothell, Wash.), who placed 51st with a 35-over par 248.
Presbyterian College, who held a 5-stroke advantage (584-589) over the host Pirates of East Carolina, were able to hold off a charging Towson squad who shot the low round of the day with a 13-over par 297. Presbyterian topped the field with a 33-over par 885, followed by Towson (+38), East Carolina (+42), Lipscomb (+54) and Barton College (+54).
Navy shot a 25-over par 309 in Tuesday’s final round to fall behind East Carolina’s “B” Team and placed seventh with a 76-over par 928. The Mids held a 6-stroke advantage over eighth-place George Washington.
### Go Navy ###