April 9, 2013
WEST POINT, Miss. ----- Wilson McDonald and Thomas Sutton continued their solid play, both firing one-under par rounds of 71 to conclude the Old Waverly Collegiate and finish in a three-way tie for second place. As a team, the Blazers fell in a playoff to Mississippi State to finish in second place.
McDonald fired his third consecutive under par round and Sutton played the final two rounds at five-under par to each finish with a score of five-under par 211. The 211 score is a new 54-hole career-best for McDonald, previously 215, and is a season-best for Sutton.
Paul Dunne carded a one-over par 73 in the final round to finish in a tie for 17th place at 220 for the Blazers. Sam Love and Hunter Hawkins rounded out the scoring for the Blazers with scores of 225 and 234, respectively.
“The guys did really well today. I’m really proud of how they played and this puts us in better shape to make it to regionals,” said head coach Alan Kaufman.
Mississippi State bested UAB in a playoff to take first place in the tournament, the two teams were tied at 867 after 54-holes. South Alabama finished in third place, nine-strokes behind the Blazers.
Cincinnati’s Emerson Newson edged McDonald, Sutton and Georgia State’s Jonathan Grey by one-stroke to take home medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 211.
The Blazers will return to action on April 22-24 when they compete in the Conference USA Championship in Texarkana, Ark.