COLUMBUS, Ohio – The GRU Augusta men’s golf team slipped two spots in the third and final round of the Jack Nicklaus Invitational to tie for sixth with Tulsa on Monday at the Ohio State Golf Club’s Scarlet Course.
The Jags sat fourth after the opening 36 holes on Sunday, but inconsistent play in round three dropped them out of the top five in the 12-team field. Ohio State won their home event at seven-over par and beat second-place Purdue (+19) by 12 strokes. Troy finished third (+21), Kent State (+22) was fourth and ETSU (+23) concluded the top-five teams.
The only Jaguar to shoot below par in round three was junior Robin Petersson. Petersson had back-to-back bogeys on No. 1 and No. 2, but signed for four birdies to get two below par after his opening nine holes. Petersson had one more birdie on No. 12 and bogeyed No. 14 to finish the round with a two-under 69. He jumped 20 spots up the leaderboard to pace the Jags with a tie for 14th overall.
Junior Maverick Antcliff and sophomore Jackson Stroup tied for 22nd in the field, with Antcliff posting a five-over 76 and Stroup a six-over 77. Antcliff’s round two 68 on Sunday, the lowest round all tournament for GRU, helped him stay in the top 25, while Stroup’s round one 71 and round two 73 kept him in the hunt.
Sophomore Jake Marriott never recovered from three bogeys in the final round, to finish six over on the day and tie for 43rd for the event at 14-over par. Sophomore Viktor Edin finished the event tied for 49th at 17-over par. Kansas State’s Matt Green won the event at three-under par (67-73-70=210 (-3).
The Jaguars return to action Oct. 19-21, 2014 at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Texas Tech and UCF in Orlando, FL, at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.