March 13, 2013
OPELIKA, Ala. --- The East Carolina men's golf team shot a three-round total of 904 to finish 10th at the inaugural Tiger Invitational on Tuesday at the Grand National Lake Course. After shooting 2-over-par 290 in the opening round on Monday, the Pirates carded a 36-hole total of 38-over 614 to fall from first to 10th.
Junior Ryan Eibner posted the Pirates' top finish with a 6-over 222 (72-76-74). Freshman Grayson Murray recorded the team's lowest round of the day with a 72 in the final found. Murray tied for 14th at 8-over 224 (75-74-72).
Senior Zach Edmondson finished tied for 35th after rounds of 80 and 79 Tuesday. He completed the 54-hole event at 13-over 229 (70-80-79). Junior Eric Brady ended the tournament at 18-over 234 (75-79-80) tied for 53rd and freshman Jacob Hicks concluded play at 20-play 236 (73-79-84) to tie for 63rd.
No. 41 Mississippi State captured the team at 889, seven strokes better than second-place Memphis and 10 better than tournament host No. 21 Auburn. The Bulldogs' Chad Ramsey was the individual medalist, closing with a 2-uner 70 to finish at 3-under 213. Second-round leader Niclas Carlsson of Auburn was the runner-up, three shots back.
East Carolina will return to action Friday when the Pirates compete in the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla.