Mathews Picks Up Top 10 Finish at Bash at the Beach
April 15, 2012
SEU Ties For 9th Place in Conference Major
DAYTONA, Fla.--The Fire men's golf team tied for ninth place in the Bash at the Beach Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, this past Saturday and Sunday, at the LPGA International Golf Resort. Senior, Drew Mathews, picked up his fifth Top 5 finish of the season, shooting a three round total of 219.
Mathews opened the tournament with a one under par, 71, and followed up that impressive performance with an even par 72 in round two. A lackluster final round of 76 squandered his chances at the tournament championship, which was won by SCAD's Billy Nisbet at 208 (69-71-68).
USCB's Luke McClellan grabbed second place with a 211 (71-69-71) while Northwood's Mike Basinski was the only other golfer to shoot under par for the tournament, ending at 213 (69-72-72).
Johnson & Wales University won the team championship by one stroke over Webber International. The Wildcats used a red hot final round of 281 to spring past Webber, USCB, Northwood, and SCAD for the championship. JWU totaled a 876 (299-296-281) while Webber placed seven strokes ahead of USCB with a 877 (291-294-292).
Southeastern really never got going throughout the tournament as a team, failing to post a team score under 300 for the tournament. The Fire posted a 911, opening the event with consecutive rounds of 305, followed by a final round of 301.
The Fire tied with Marian University, and placed ahead of Thomas and Warner University.
Senior, Matthew Jenkinson, tied for 37th place after posting a final round of 73. Jenkinson finished with a 229 (76-80-73).
Steven Wright shot 232 (79-75, 78), tying for 41st place. Wright's best score was a second round 75.
Coming in for a tie at 47th place was junior Isaac Spencer, as he shot two straight rounds of 79, before ending the tournament with a final round 76. Freshman, Linzy Clark, shot a 236 (81-79-76), placing him in a tie for 50th place overall.
The Bash at the Beach Tournament was hosted by Embry-Riddle University, and was considered the final conference major tournament of the year. Next up for Southeastern, The Sun Conference Tournament Championship, April 30-May 1st, in Brooksville, Fla. The winner of the tournament earns an automatic bid into the NAIA National Tournament, May 22-25th, in Salem, Oregon.