GSU finishes seventh at Shoal Creek

Casey Cargle

The Georgia Southern University golf team finished seventh out of 12 in the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate tournament yesterday in Birmingham.

Seven of the 12 teams at the tournament rank in the top 50 in the nation.  GSU finished +11 while the first place University of Memphis Tigers finished -22.  University of Alabama at Birmingham finished with a score of -16, coming in second at its home tournament.

“It’s not the day we were looking for, but we did have some positives to build on,” GSU head coach Larry Mays said in a news release.  “We have to get back home and work on consistency as we head up to Atlanta for our next event.”

Individually, senior Will Evans shot six under par, which was good enough for a tie for third.  Junior Scott Wolfes finished in a tie for 39th because of his second round score of +7 while junior Charlie Martin’s inconsistent performance shooting a +11, landed him in a tie for 47th.

Junior Kim Koivu finished strong with six consecutive pars and senior Christian Humber shot a 79 in the third round dropping him to tie for 34th.

There was a good amount of rain the first round, which caused some teams to lose their rhythm, but eventually the weather cleared up and made for some competitive rounds, Mays said.

GSU will have a few weeks off before the Auto Trader Collegiate Classic in Duluth on Oct. 14 – 15, where it will see SoCon opponents like the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Furman University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and nine other schools.