Men's Golf Finishes Third At Raines Development Group Intercollegiate
Sept. 18, 2007
FLORENCE, S.C. --- East Carolina finished with a team total of 880 and placed third at the 23rd annual Raines Development Group Intercollegiate held at the par 72, 7,101-yard Country Club of South Carolina course. The Pirates held a three-stroke lead entering the final round of play, but Furman rallied from 13 strokes back to win the team title as it posted the lowest score of the day (285) to finish one stroke ahead of Western Carolina (877 to 878).
ECU and Troy tied for third at 880, followed by Francis Marion (887), Georgia College and State (904), Presbyterian (907) and Jacksonville (907), Samford (909), Elon (910), Winthrop (919) and Charleston Southern (919), Appalachian State (924) and USC Aiken (924), and Wofford (935).
Troy's Michael McGrady fired a final-round even-par 72 to earn medalist honors. He was also the first day leader after shooting 71 and 69 on Monday. He finished at four-under-par 212, three strokes ahead of Bowden, who finished at 215. Matt Cook of Western Carolina shot a final-round 73 to finish third (75-68-73=216), while Roberto Diaz of USC Aiken (75-73-69=217) and Billy Shida of Georgia College & State (70-74-73=217) tied for fourth.
ECU sophomore Tripp Brizendine was the Pirates' top finisher, recording a ninth place finish with a three-over par 219. Juniors Markus Leandersson and Andre Thorsen finished tied for 18th with a six-over par 222. Sophomore Tanner Briele finished two shots back of his teammates in 25th position, while senior Chris Ault fired a nine-over par to place 31st.
The Pirates will return to the course October 7-8 as they compete at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic in Durham.