Myrtle Beach, SC – The Stetson University golf teams both endured struggles in the final round of the GolfWeek Program Challenge on Tuesday.
The Stetson finished their final round with a 302, giving the Hatters a three-day total of 897. The Hatters finished 12th in the field of 12 teams. Central Arkansas stormed past the rest of the leaders on Tuesday with a final round score of 284 to edge Jacksonville State by two shots for the men’s team title.
On the women’s side, Campbell was never challenged at the top of the field, winning by 40 shots over second place Central Arkansas. The Hatters closed with a final round score of 317, slipping back to 10th place.
Overall, Campbell’s decisive victory in women’s play led the Camels to defend their Program Challenge crown by 24 shots over second place Central Arkansas.
In individual play, the Hatters women were led by juniors Ryan Ashburn and Claudia Redinger, who finished tied for 28th with overall scores of 235 for the three-day event. Junior Sammi Smith finished tied for 33rd with a score of 238, Mallory Viera was tied for 39th (239) and Jenna Hoecker finished 54th (247).
The women’s individual champion was Campbell’s Brooke Bellomy, who closed with a three-under par score of 68. Her two-under total score of 211 gave her a three-shot victory over Julia Roth of Central Arkansas, who closed with a one-over score of 72.
The Stetson men were led by a trio of freshmen. Dustin Dingus closed with a one-over par 72 to tie for 25th overall with a three-round score of seven-over par 220. Michael Primavera tied for 34th (222) and Andrew Peterson tied for 44th (227). Sophomore Matt Taylor finished in 52nd place with a score of 232 and junior Tyler White tied for 53rd (233).
The men’s individual champion was Trey Smith of James Madison, who closed with a final round score of 70 for a two-shot victory over Austen Moix of Campbell. Smith finished the tournament at eight under par.
The Stetson women’s team will get right back into action in 11 days when they play in the Eat-A-Peach Intercollegiate September 22-24. That event, which will be hosted by Mercer University at the Pine Lakes Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Ga., will serve as the host venue for the 2013 Atlantic Sun Championship.
The Stetson men will take a month off before starting a stretch of four events in four weeks at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate, hosted by Appalachian State, in Morgantown, NC, on October 15-16.