AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men’s golf team shot an even-par 288 in the third and final round and five-under par overall at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational to finish in 10th place in the 15-team field Tuesday afternoon, October 21st, 2014 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.
The Jaguars shot even par for the second time in the tournament and finished 10th – ahead of Florida, UCF, No. 50 Arkansas, No. 33 Georgia, and Indiana who rounded out 11-to-15. No. 2 Florida State and No. 12 Vanderbilt were both 34-below par with just three holes remaining, but the Seminoles outlasted Vandy and won the event by strokes at 37-below par. See full team rankings below. Vandy’s Hunter Stewart won the individual event at 13-below par (65-72-66 = 203).
Jags junior Maverick Antcliff shot a one-under 71 in round three and paced GRU Augusta for a tie for 22nd in the field. Antcliff notched three consecutive birdies from seven-through-nine, but back-to-back bogeys finished him just under par on the par-72, 7,200-yard course. Junior Robin Petersson posted his worst round of the tournament with a 76 (+4) in the third round. His round-one 71, and round-two 69 kept him in the top 50 though, as he finished tied for 35th and second overall for GRU.
Leading the Jags after round one was Jackson Stroup who fired his season-low round of 69 in round one on Sunday, October 19th. Stroup gained a few strokes in round three and carded a one-over 73 to finish in a tie for 26th – third best for GRU. Stroup began the final round with a birdie off of one and three, but a few bogeys on the back nine finished him above par.
GRU sophomore Jake Marriott shot his best round of the event with a one-under 71, after he posted back-to-back 74’s. Marriott had to overcome some opening bogeys on the scorecard, but a string of birdies towards his final holes got him below par to tie for 46th. Meechai Padung also turned in his low round of the event with a plus-one 73 to tie for 61st.
GRU Augusta plays The Grove Intercollegiate on Sunday, October 26-28, 2014 in College Grove, T.N., hosted by Middle Tennessee State.