KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Charleston Southern tallied an 11-over par 299, tied for the fourth best round of the day, to finish in tenth place at the East Bay Deli Classic. Junior R.J. Keur led CSU with a tie for 15th place individually to cap the fall season with four top-15 finishes in five events.
Tennessee carded a two-under 286, the lone under par round of a windy day, to win the team title. The Volunteers, who led following Sunday's first round, beat out second-place Augusta by four strokes and third-place College of Charleston by ten. Wofford's Andrew Novak put together his third consecutive effort in red numbers to win the individual championship at seven-under 209.
Keur concluded the tournament at three-over 219 following a final round 75. He had finished at even par in each of his first two rounds. Keur righted the ship after a rough patch on the first part of his front nine, posting a birdie at the par-five fifth and four pars to end his day in solid fashion. Jake Ezell also totaled a three-over 75 to rebound nicely after a difficult second round.
Junior Jacques Wilson placed in a tie for 32nd in perhaps his best showing as a Buc. The University of Kansas transfer compiled back-to-back-to-back 75's.
Junior Art Griffin turned in a 74 for the Bucs' best effort of the day. Griffin was one-over on each side, with three birdies total.
CSU Director of Golf Todd Selders was pleased the Bucs were able to wrap up their fall campaign on a high note. Selders is looking forward to more consistent, improved played in the spring as CSU bids for its third consecutive NCAA Championship bid.
"It was good to see the guys play better today and crack the top-ten in a really good field," Selders said. "I know they're looking forward to the spring and playing like we know we're capable."
CSU will start its spring season on Feb. 6 at the Sea Best Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.