UAB Finishes In Fifth At The Gator Invitational

UABSPORTS.COM Junior Paul Dunne shot a 69 (-1) for the final round.
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Junior Paul Dunne shot a 69 (-1) for the final round.
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Feb. 16, 2014

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
The No. 8 UAB men’s golf team climbed two spots on the final day of competition and finished in a tie for fifth place at the SunTrust Gator Invitational. As a team, the squad registered an 868 (+28) for the three-round event at the par-70, 6,701-yard course.

“After such a bad start, we really played well today,” head coach Alan Murray stated. “I was really proud of the boys."

UAB scored a one-over par for the final day of play at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. The Blazers owned the fourth-lowest team score of the field for the third round.

Senior Wilson McDonald was the squad’s lowest scorer, registering a 216 (+6) for the three-round event. McDonald used an even-par final round to catapult him into a tie for 14th place.

“Wilson is such a consistent player,” added Murray. “It is just what you expect from him, at this point.”

Classmate Sam Love recorded his second straight 71 (+1), propelling him to a 25th place finish. Love registered a 219 (+3) for the tournament.

Junior Paul Dunne and sophomore Martin Rohwer each shot a 220 (+10) for the three-round event. Dunne was the lowest scoring Blazer on Sunday, registering a 69 (-1). It marked his sixth round at or under par.

Redshirt senior Thomas Sutton completed the Blazers’ lineup, tallying a 225 (+15) for the team’s first tournament of the spring season.

The UAB men’s golf team will compete in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in its next event. UAB will begin its next competition on Sunday, Feb. 23.

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