Augusta Wins Fourth Title At MEAC Championships

Augusta Wins Fourth Title At MEAC Championships

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SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Augusta University men's golf team won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday at Crosswinds Golf Club. The Jaguars shot 7-under-par in the last round on Saturday to best the eight team field by 33 shots and finish the three-day event with a score of 861 (292-288-281, 3-under).

 

With the conference championship, Augusta received an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. I Men's Golf Championship. The NCAA Div. I Men's Golf Selection Show will air on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel.

 

Four of the starting five Jaguars ended the tournament in the top three on the leaderboard. Freshman Alex Shead won the individual title, edging out two of his teammates by six strokes to win 7-under-par. Shead shot 73, 67, and 69 to win his second event of the season at Crosswinds Golf Club, after winning the SSU Tiger Invitational on Halloween day.

 

Senior Broc Everett took second at 1-under-par and freshman Laken Hinton and sophomore Gustav Andersson shared a tied for third (+3). Andersson's round-three 69 (-3) was the lowest of his career. Freshman Olof Gunnarsson rounded out AU in 14th (+13).

 

The Jaguars won the event, followed by Bethune-Cookman in second (+30), Florida A&M in third (+44), host Savannah State in fourth (+61), North Carolina Central fifth (+83), Hampton sixth (+109), Maryland Eastern Shore seventh (+115), and North Carolina A&T eighth (+136).

 

Augusta head coach Jack O'Keefe was named the MEAC's Most Outstanding Coach for the fourth straight year and Shead was named the Most Outstanding Performer for winning the individual title.

 

AUGUSTA @MEAC (Final Scores)

Pos.

Team/Player (seed)

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

1

Augusta

292

288

281

861

1

Alex Shead (2)

73

67

69

209

2

Broc Everett (1)

72

73

70

215

T3

Laken Hinton (3)

73

73

73

219

T3

Gustav Andersson (5)

74

76

69

219

14

Olof Gunnarsson (4)

77

75

77

229

 

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