Feb. 4, 2014
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The East Carolina men's golf team closed out the 2014 Sea Best Invitational by posting the lowest round of the day, and second-lowest of the tournament, to finish in seventh-place at the THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The Pirates carded a three-round score of 55-over 919, but moved up five spots in the final standings after entering Tuesday in 12th-place.
North Florida and Liberty tied atop the team standings at 22-over 886 followed by Texas A&M (+36), Tennessee (+40) and USC Upstate (+51). UNF's Austin Padova and Greg Yates of Texas A&M tied for medalist honors at par-216.
The only team to post a better round was UNF with a second round score of 284.
After Conover birdied each of his first three holes, he remained at 3-under through 13 holes until sinking his fourth birdie putt of the round. He then sank another birdie putt on his 16th hole before paring the last two. Conover finished the tournament tied for ninth with a 7-over 223. It was the first top 10 finish of his career.
Senior Eric Brady was the only other Pirate to finish in the top 20, carding a 9-over 225 to tie for 13th. Brady fired a 1-over 73 in the third round Tuesday after shooting a combined 8-over in the first two rounds.
ECU sophomore Al Dickens shot 6-over in the final round to finish at 18-over 234. Kilgore completed the first tournament of the spring at 27-over 243, while freshman Clay Brown finished at 34-over 250.