Bucs Take 11th at Kiawah Invitational October 18, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Charleston Southern men’s golf team was able to overtake Kansas on the final day of play, coming in 11th overall The Invitational at Kiawah Island on the Ocean Course on Tuesday.
The Bucs tied their second round score in the third and final round of action, shooting a 299 to finish the event at 303-299-299=901. They finished 37 over par on one of the toughest courses in the country. The Bucs were neck-and-neck with the Jayhawks for most of the tournament but were able to pull away in the final round and take a three-stroke lead. The University of Florida finished six under to win the event with a score of 858, while No. 14 UAB finished second at five over par for a score of 869. Host the College of Charleston took fifth place, finishing 14 over par with a score of 878. UAB’s Sam Love took home top honors, shooting a solid 70-69-70=209 to finish the event seven under par.
Jacobo Pastor jumped ten spots from 37th to 27th place, shooting eight over par (+2 on the day). He finished with a score of 77-73-74=224, recording four birdies in the final round. He tied with teammate Ross Thomson, who also finished 27th with a score of 224. Thomson shot 72-78-74=224 and eagled the seventh hole. He also birdied on the fourth hole of the Ocean Course.
The two were followed closely by Jarrett Swan, fresh off of yesterday’s hole-in-one. Swan was steady throughout the event, shooting 76-73-76=225 to finish nine over par and in 33rd place. He birdied the ninth hole in Tuesday’s round.
David Denlinger, who entered the tournament ranked 51st in the NCAA, shot 78-75-75=228 to finish 12 over par in the event. He took 41st place, recording six birdies in the final round of play. Will Pieper was next for the Buccaneers, shooting 81-78-81=240 to finish tied for 66th place. He birdied three times on Tuesday to finish 24 over par. Newcomer CJ Liner took 71st place, shooting 81-87-88=256 to finish 40 over. He birdied the fifth hole.
The Bucs will return to Kiawah on October 31 to host the 2011 Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at the Turtle Point Golf Course. Related Item: Box Score