CSU Hosts Fifth Annual Building Buccaneer Baseball TournamentNovember 9, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Last Friday, the Charleston Southern baseball team hosted the 5th annual Building Buccaneer Baseball Golf Tournament at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The tournament was again a success as over 90 golfers competed on Kiawah’s Oak Point course.
Despite the windy conditions, several teams were able to post low scores in the Captain’s Choice Scramble format. The team of Ron Thornburg, Mike Thornburg, Tyler Thornburg, and Brantley Meier finished with a second place score of 47. Tyler and Brantley finished their Charleston Southern playing careers in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Thornburg, a third round draft pick in 2009, is currently in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Meier will be with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Spring Training this coming March.
This score of 47, good enough to win in most years, was not quite good enough this year, however, as the team of Hank Small, Mike Wilson, Ernie Rose, and Mike Giunta shot a 46. Mr. Giunta also made a very generous contribution to the Bucs’ fundraising efforts to bring lights to CSU Ballpark, which kicked off on Friday.
Congratulations also to current Charleston Southern OF/LHP Zach Hagaman, who won the long drive contest and Brantley Meier who spun a wedge to five feet from the hole on the 125-yard par 3 ninth to win the Closest to the Pin competition.
“We would like to thank all of the hole sponsors, those who contributed gifts and prizes for the tournament, and all of the players,” said head coach Stuart Lake. “Without all of you, the tournament would not have been the success that it was.”
Tournament Photo Gallery