Number-19 ranked GSW golf places eighth at NCAA DII regionals
Published 12:00 pm Monday, May 9, 2016
From STAFF REPORTS
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The number-19 ranked Georgia Southwestern men’s golf team tied for eighth place out of 20 teams at the 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf South/Southeast Regional Championships at Mission Inn Resort between May 2-4.
The Hurricanes posted a total score of 299 in the final round on Wednesday to tie with Limestone with a three-round score of 893. GSW drained 11 birdies in the final 18 holes and posted 35 birdies overall during the 54-hole, 72-par, 6928-yard course.
The ‘Canes finished second of all the Peach Belt Conference Teams competing, only five strokes behind Columbus State who finished tied for sixth. GSW also finished second of all the Division II schools from the state of Georgia by only five strokes.
Number-four ranked, Lynn, won the team title by three strokes with a one-under 863 54-hole score. Number two-ranked St. Leo edged out number five, Florida Southern, for second by two strokes.
Ethan Chamineak led GSW in the 54-hole, three day tournament posting scores of 69, 73, and 74 to finish with an even par and tie for eighth place out of 108 golfers.
Anders Olsson shot five birdies in round three to finish tied for 15th place with a three-round score of 219, his best 54-hole score and best regional finish of his GSW career.
Hayes Dupree recorded three birdies in round three and posted a three-round score of 229 to finish tied for 54th place. Nicholas Ward posted a three-round score of 230 to move up 11 spots and finish tied for 59th place while Fraser Johnston shot a tournament-low score of 76 in round three to move up five spots and finish 100th.
“It was a good run. It’s not how we imagined our year ending but it was another great year for us and I am very proud of all the guys on the team. We will be back next year,” commented head coach, Darcy Donaldson. “I appreciate all the support we have received this year and look forward to the success to come next year.”
Of the 25 rounds that the GSW golf team has participated in throughout this season, the ‘Canes have brought home five first-place finishes, one second-place finish, one third-place finish, four fourth-place finishes, and two fifth-place finishes.
The Hurricanes finished in the top ten in 19 of their total rounds in which more than 10 teams participated.
The Hurricanes had two seniors on their seven-man roster this season.