Jags Take 11th To Open Season At Maui Jim Intercollegiate

Jags Take 11th To Open Season At Maui Jim Intercollegiate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Augusta University men's golf team finished their first tournament of the 2017-18 season in 11th place in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate on Sunday afternoon at Desert Forest Golf Club.

 

 

Augusta improved by eight shots in the first two rounds, shooting a 298 (+10) in the second 18 holes. The team shot a 301 (+13) on Sunday to finish 41 shots over par in the 13-team field.

 

Arizona State outlasted Georgia Tech down the stretch and won the team title by one stroke at 7-under par. GT placed second (-6), Kent State third (-5), LSU fourth (-2), and Lipscomb fifth (+6) for the top finishing squads.

 

Alex Del Rey Gonzalez led Arizona State and took the individual trophy with a 10-under par final score.

 

Jaguar freshman Olof Gunnarsson sat in the top 10 of the individual leaderboard heading into the final round on Sunday and he finished 3-over par in a tie for 20th to lead Augusta. Gunnarsson shot consecutive rounds of even-par 72 and capped it off with a 75 (+3).

 

Also competing in his first collegiate tournament, freshman Alex Shead shot 79, 74, 74 and took a tie for 43rd (+11), while senior Ryan Johnson (58th) and sophomore Gustav Andersson (59th) remained close in the standings. Johnson shot his low round of the tournament with a 74 (+2) in round three to end 17-over par, while Andersson finished 18 shots above par. Senior Broc Everett concluded Augusta in a tie for 66th (+20).

 

The Jaguars head to the Erin Hills Invitational, hosted by Marquette, Oct. 1-3 in Erin, Wis.

 

AUGUSTA @ MJI (Final)

11

Augusta

306

298

301

905

T20

Olof Gunnarsson (4)

72

72

75

219

T43

Alex Shead (2)

79

74

74

227

58

Ryan Johnson (3)

80

79

74

233

T59

Gustav Andersson (5)

79

73

82

234

66

Broc Everett (1)

76

82

78

236

 

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