March 30, 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 14 UAB men’s golf team tied for fifth place at The Goodwin on Sunday at the Stanford University Golf Course. UAB shot an 843 (+3) as a team for the three-round event at the par-70, 6,727-yard course.
UAB tied with Oregon for its ninth top-five finish of the year. Tournament-host Stanford blew the 18-team field away, beating second-place USC by 20 strokes. Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers also claimed individual medalist honors after shooting a 196 (-14).
Junior Paul Dunne led the way for the Blazers, recording a 205 (-5) for the tournament. Dunne registered a 66 (-4) on Sunday, his lowest round of the 2013-14 season. The Greystones, Ireland native finished in a tie for fourth place, his team-leading third top-five finish of the year.
Senior Wilson McDonald tallied a 210 (E) for the event, placing 16th at the Stanford University Golf Course. It marked the fifth time this season that McDonald had finished a tournament at or under par, which leads the Blazers.
Classmate Thomas Sutton finished five strokes behind McDonald, tying for 34th place. Sophomore Martin Rohwer and senior Sam Love used strong final rounds to wrap up the UAB lineup. Rohwer shot a 70 (E) to finish seven-over par for the event, while Love was one-under on Sunday to finish in 219 strokes (+9).
The UAB men’s golf team is back in action on Saturday, April 12 at the Robert Keppler Invitational. The three-round event in Columbus, Ohio marks the squad’s final regular season tournament of the spring season.
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