Fire Ends Season With Sixth Place Finish in Conference Tournament
May 1, 2012
Freshman, J.D. Cobb Ties For 10th Place Overall
BROOKSVILLE, Fla.--The Southeastern men's golf team ended their 2011-12 season with a sixth place finish at the annual Sun Conference Tournament, this past Monday and Tuesday, at Southern Hills Plantation Golf and Country Club.
Windy and difficult conditions was the story of day one, as the Fire dug themselves a big hole after the first two rounds, shooting a first round 310 followed by a second round of 315. The two round total of 625, placed the Fire in seventh place overall, and 25 strokes behind first place USC-Beaufort who fired a 600 (294-306). Webber International posted a 601 with rounds of 296 and 305, while St. Thomas grabbed sole possession of third place with a 608 (303-305).
On the final day of the tournament, Southeastern fired a 298 which was good for the third best round of the day, as SEU moved up to sixth place overall for the championship at 923. The Fire edged out Embry-Riddle University (310-310-308-928) by five strokes, and placed ahead of No. 13 SCAD (313-314-316-943) and Warner University (322-330-329-981).
Webber International won the overall team championship, as they moved past USCB in the final round with a 297, ending the tournament with an 898. St. Thomas University took second place at 907 (303-305-299) while Johnson & Wales University (304-312-294-910) fired the best round of the day with a 294. USC-Beaufort dropped from first place all the way down to fourth, after a dismal final round of 318.
Omar Tejeira, of St. Thomas, won the overall tournament championship. Tejeira was the only player in the field to shoot under par for the tournament, firing a 215 (72-73-70). Webber's Connor O'Dell and Jack Bingham of USCB tied for second place at 221.
Southeastern's top finisher, freshman J.D. Cobb, tied for 10th place with a 227. Cobb opened with a 79, but followed with back-to-back rounds of 74. Cobb missed out on being an all-conference player by just one stroke, as players with scores of 226 and lower were all named all-conference players.
Senior, Drew Mathews, tied for 17th place as a second round 83 hurt him in the overall standings. Mathews opened with a 76, and saved his best round for last which was a one over par 73.
Matthew Jenkinson and Steven Wright tied for 24th place with scores of 235. Jenkinson shot rounds of 78, 83, and 74 while Wright fired rounds of 77, 81, and 77.
Junior, Isaac Spencer, tied for 26th place at 236 (79-77-80).
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