Jaguars Go Back-To-Back

Jaguars Go Back-To-Back

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State fired an 11-under 277 Sunday and claimed a 13-shot victory in the 31st annual Administaff Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club.


The tournament title marked the second win in six days for the Jaguars, who were coming a six-shot victory last Tuesday in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.

The win also gave ASU its first back-to-back victories since the 2002-03 season, when the Jags won four straight events en route to the top season in school history and a No. 2 national ranking. The tourney title was the seventh for ASU in the last 10 years of the event.

Jaguar freshman Taylor Floyd (68-67-67) fired a five-under 67 to earn medalist honors and record his first collegiate victory, besting Chattanooga’s Derek Rende by four shots. ASU senior Janne Kaske (71-68-69) booked a three-under 69 to earn a four-way share of third while ASU junior Jake Amos (70-71-69) carded a three-under 69 to improve from 26th into a tie for ninth.

Sophomore Henrik Norlander tied for 12th at five-under 211 (69-68-74) and sophomore Carter Newman tied for 31st at two-under 214 (72-70-72).

ASU’s winning total of 36-under 828 was the second-lowest mark in tournament history while Floyd’s 14-under 202 ranked second to only three-time ASU All-American Oliver Wilson’s 17-under 199 in 2003.

Floyd joined former Jaguar All-American Jamie Elson as the only freshman in school history to claim the individual title in the Jags’ home event. Elson shot an eight-under 208 in 1999 and paced ASU to the team title as well.

Chattanooga and Kent State each turned in a six-under 282 and finished second and third, respectively. No. 20 Central Florida and Coastal Carolina tied for fourth at 15-under 849. Duke took sixth place at 11-under 853, while Tennessee, the highest-ranked team in the field at No. 12, was seventh at five-under 859.

The 17-team field included nine teams ranked in the top 50 in the nation.

USC Aiken senior Roberto Diaz, who matched the tournament record with a first-round, eight-under 64, tied for third along with Tennessee’s Robin Wingardh and Georgia State’s Allen John.

The victory also marked the Jags’ second straight triumph at Forest Hills. ASU claimed the last Administaff title contested at Forest Hills in 2005.

The Jags close out their regular season on April 24-25 in the Cavalier Classic at Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville, Va.

Results

Jags Wrap Up Play
August 25, 2009 Jags Wrap Up Play
Floyd Paces ASU Contingent
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Jaguars Go Back-To-Back
April 5, 2009 Jaguars Go Back-To-Back
Jaguars Earn Hootie Sweep
March 31, 2009 Jaguars Earn Hootie Sweep
Jags' Floyd Takes Fourth
March 22, 2009 Jags' Floyd Takes Fourth
Jags' Floyd Tied For Lead
March 21, 2009 Jags' Floyd Tied For Lead
Jags Seventh In Hackler
March 8, 2009 Jags Seventh In Hackler
Jaguars Fifth In Spring Opener
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Jaguars Set To Tee Off
February 20, 2009 Jaguars Set To Tee Off
Manning Loses Ground
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Manning Loses Ground
December 6, 2008 Manning Loses Ground
Manning Loses Ground
December 5, 2008 Manning Loses Ground
Manning Tied For 11th
December 4, 2008 Manning Tied For 11th
Former Jaguar Out In Front
December 3, 2008 Former Jaguar Out In Front
Jaguars Ink In-State Product
November 19, 2008 Jaguars Ink In-State Product
Jaguars 11th In California
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ASU's Newman Third At Duke
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ASU's Newman In Contention
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Jags Move Up At Brickyard
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Jags Ninth In Bunched Field
October 11, 2008 Jags Ninth In Bunched Field
ASU Back In Action
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Jaguars In Middle Of Pack
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Jaguars Back In Action
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ASU Summer Golf Notebook No. 13
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ASU Summer Golf Notebook No. 12
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Manning Atop Leaderboard
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Manning In Contention
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Gregory Wins Opening Match
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Jaguars In Contention
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