ECU Finishes In Seventh-Place At Sea Best Invitational
Feb. 4, 2014
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.
The Pirates return to competition Monday, Feb. 10, at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational at the Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.