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Cougars finish 4th at The Invitational

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Sophomore Zach Munroe (Charlotte, N.C.) and junior Alex Ellis (Austin, Texas) individually placed in the top 10 as the College of Charleston men's golf team finished fourth overall on the final day of play at The Invitational at The Ocean Course.

Tuesday's final round saw the highest scoring average (80.48) of the tournament as players battled windy conditions on the par-72 course, which four weeks ago, played host to the final major of the year in the 2012 PGA Championship.

Munroe, who shot 2-over and even par during the first and second rounds respectively, stayed among the tournament leaders making birdies on the No. 6 and No. 10 holes in the final round. He would finish in sixth at 7-over par with a three-round score of 223.

"I thought I played pretty solid," said Munroe, who made his CofC debut this week after transferring from the University of North Carolina. "Coming down the stretch, I got a little ahead of myself, but it happens. It's definitely my best tournament finish in college so far. As a team, I think we have a little bit to work on. We need to make sure we finish rounds a little better and finish strong."

Ellis played consistent finishing 3-over par each round (+9) which was placed him in a three-way tie for eighth with JD Tomlinson of Florida and Paul McConnell of UT Arlington. Ellis birdied No. 1, No. 5 and No. 17 – a hole which proved one of the more difficult ones throughout the tournament.

As a team, the Cougars (299-301-313—913) were edged by Houston (293-304-315—912) by one stroke for third-place honors, while Florida (289-288-305—882) defended its title for the second year in a row. UT Arlington finished in second after turning in the lowest final round by any school with a 304 (+42).

Individual medalist honors went to Scott Wolfes of Georgia Southern, who carded a three-round total of 220 (+4) including a second-round 67.

"I thought the course won today," CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire said. "It was a good tournament for Zach and Alex. We look forward to traveling to Nashville in a few days."

CofC will return to action next weekend at the Mason Rudolph Invitational hosted by Vanderbilt on Sept. 21-23 at The Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

The Invitational at The Ocean Course (Par 72, 7,344 yards)

Final Round

Sept. 9-11, 2012

at Kiawah Island, S.C.

 

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

Team Scores Total Par

1 Florida....................... 289 288 305 882 +18

2 UT Arlington.................. 310 292 304 906 +42

3 Houston....................... 293 304 315 912 +48

4 College of Charleston......... 299 301 313 913 +49

5 South Florida................. 303 301 313 917 +53

6 UAB........................... 302 303 317 922 +58

7 Akron......................... 312 297 316 925 +61

T8 Davidson...................... 306 301 319 926 +62

T8 Texas State................... 308 307 311 926 +62

10 Stephen F. Austin............. 307 303 322 932 +68

T11 St. John's.................... 317 303 313 933 +69

T11 Georgia Southern.............. 307 308 318 933 +69

13 Mercer........................ 319 300 315 934 +70

14 USC Aiken..................... 307 317 311 935 +71

15 USC Upstate................... 325 314 321 960 +96

 

FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

1 Scott Wolfes................... Georgia Southern.............. 73 67 80 220 +4

T2 TJ Vogel....................... Florida....................... 73 71 77 221 +5

T2 Tyler McCumber................. Florida....................... 72 70 79 221 +5

T4 Santiago Gavino................ Florida....................... 72 75 75 222 +6

T4 AJ Crouch...................... Florida....................... 74 72 76 222 +6

6 Zach Munroe.................... College of Charleston......... 74 72 77 223 +7

7 Chase Koepka................... South Florida................. 74 74 76 224 +8

T8 JD Tomlinson................... Florida....................... 72 76 77 225 +9

T8 Alex Ellis..................... College of Charleston......... 75 75 75 225 +9

T8 Paul McConnell................. UT Arlington.................. 79 70 76 225 +9

 

FINAL COFC RESULTS

6 Zach Munroe.................... College of Charleston......... 74 72 77 223 +7

T8 Alex Ellis..................... College of Charleston......... 75 75 75 225 +9

T21 Neil Gowan..................... College of Charleston......... 75 76 80 231 +15

T48 John Duke Hudson*.............. College of Charleston......... 79 82 77 238 +22

T65 Daniel Kim..................... College of Charleston......... 75 82 84 241 +25

T70 Parker Allen*.................. College of Charleston......... 79 89 76 244 +28

T70 Tim Mitchell*.................. College of Charleston......... 87 78 79 244 +28

T75 Josh Lorenzetti................ College of Charleston......... 81 78 87 246 +30

T83 Cabe Prieskorn*................ College of Charleston......... 78 82 88 248 +32

89 Jackson Moore*................. College of Charleston......... 88 85 82 255 +39

93 Shane Rogan.................... College of Charleston......... 93 86 81 260 +44

*competed as individuals

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