Men's Golf Finish Kiawah Island Invitational with a 10th-place Finish
September 8, 2009
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Pfeiffer University men's golf team concluded the Sixth Annual Kiawah Island Invitational in tenth place with a two-round team tally of 605. Falcons team-leader after round one, Thomas Sennett, held on to that title through round two posting a 77 on Tuesday for a total of 149 to finish in a tie for 24th with teammate Laurence Noott. Noott bounced back from a 78 on Monday to turn in a one-under par 71 in the final round.
The two-day, 36-hole Kiawah Island Invitational was contested at the 6,875 yard, par 72 Cougar Point Golf Course. USC Aiken served as host of the event.
Preseason top-ranked Georgia College & State showed why they are held in such high regard by finishing its first event of the fall as team champions of the Kiawah Island Invitational with a total two-day team score of five-under par, 571.
The win by GCSU marked its first ever Kiawah Island Invitational crown. The Bobcats are the third Peach Belt Conference school to claim the Kiawah Island Invitational team championship along with USC Aiken and Armstrong Atlantic State.
USC Aiken has won the Kiawah Island Invitational three times before, claiming the team crown in the first two editions of the event (2004 and 2005) and last year's team crown (2008). Oklahoma Christian won the event in 2007, while Armstrong Atlantic took home the team championship in 2006.
GCSU bested second place finisher USC Beaufort by seven strokes. USC Beaufort had ended the first day in a tie with USC Aiken for sixth place with a total team score of 297. The Sand Sharks improved by 16 strokes on Tuesday with a team round of 281, but it was not enough as GCSU just kept plugging. The Bobcats finished the second round with the low team round of the tournament at 280.
The individual medalist honors at the Kiawah Island Invitational went to Indianapolis’ Seth Fair.
Fair and GCSU’s Francisco Bide concluded the final round even at 141, but Fair downed Bide in the first hole of a playoff to claim medalist honors.
Other individual scores for the Falcons include Parker Robertson (79-72=151) tying for 35th overall, Tyson Louth (77-79=156) for a T-55 finish while Adam Davey finished the team score with back-to-back 82's at Kiawah Island.
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Click HERE for the Final Individual Results of the top 41 and ties.
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