Spartanburg, S.C. - Senior Sam Ryder concluded the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational with a three over par 75 in the final round Tuesday to finish fourth overall in a field of 90 golfers at the Country Club of Spartanburg. The Stetson men's golf team slipped three spots and finished 17th of 18 teams.
Ryder, who shot 68-66 yesterday and was in second place entering the final round after the second lowest round in school history Monday afternoon, slipped a little off his blistering pace but still recorded a top five finish at seven under par 209. Campbell's Vaita Guillaume, the 36-hole leader, used a final round 71 to hang on for a -12 total and a one-shot win over Jacobo Pastor of Charleston Southern. Pastor's teammate Rob Thomson finished third at -8, one stroke ahead of Ryder.
Charleston Southern (-23) won the team title by 10 strokes over ETSU with Campbell placing third behind both Buccaneers squads (20 behind CSU, 10 behind ETSU). Stetson came in 17th place with a 54-hole total of 33 over par.
Senior Micah Jacobsen (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) was the low scorer for the Hatters in the final round, shooting a two under par 70 to tie for 51st place overall at +9. Sophomore Tyler White (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) finished with a 79 while senior Andrew Schiano (Orlando, Fla.) and freshman Matt Taylor (Naples, Fla.) rounded out the Stetson contingent with scores of 81 and 85, respectively.
The Hatters wrap up the season at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships April 16-18 in Braselton, Ga.
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