Braves Finish Third, Walor Fourth At AASU Pirate Invitational
SAVANNAH, Ga. – After posting a combined score of 298 in Monday's opening round of the 2010 AASU Pirate Invitational the UNCP men's golf team improved by four strokes as a team to finish in third place at the event, edging Queens University by one stroke to earn its fifth top-10 finish of the year.
Sophomore Jordan Walor shot a three-under-par 69 in round two to finish in fourth place with a one-under 143 for the tournament. Beau Thompson (74-75) posted a 149 to tie for 17th with fellow Braves Carson Lanier (75-75) and Taylor Ferguson (75-75) tying for 20th at 150. Jonathan McCurry improved two strokes from day one to shoot 75 and finish tied for 29th at 152.
Flagler College shot a two-over-par 290 and held off host Armstrong Atlantic State by one shot in capturing the team title at par-72, 6,922-yard Southbridge Golf Club in Savannah, Ga.
The Saints brought a two-shot lead into Tuesday's final round and played neck-and-neck with the host Pirates. Flagler finished the tournament with a two-day one-over-par 577 total, while the Pirates shot the day's best round with a second consecutive 289, finishing with a two-over-par 578 total.
UNCP shot a 294 on Tuesday and finished in third with a 592 score, 16-over-par. Queens shot a 293 and finished fourth with a 17-over-par 593 total, while defending co-champion Lander finished in fifth after firing a 299 on Tuesday to finish with a 23-over-par 599 total.
Individual medalist honors went to Ben Lasso of Queens (NC), who shot a tournament-best five-under-par 67 on Tuesday to finish the tournament with a four-under-par 140 total and win by one stroke over AASU junior David Patterson. Patterson carded a two-under-par 70 on Tuesday to finish with a three-under-par 141 total, a career-best finish for the Liverpool, England native.
First-round leader Drew Pressentin of Flagler finished third, carding a 73 on Tuesday to finish the tournament at two-under-par 142. UNCP's Walor finished fourth while a trio of golfers - including AASU sophomore Matt Motes - finished tied for fifth with even-par 144 scores.