PIRATES JUMP TWO SPOTS ON FINAL DAY TO FINISH IN TOP FIVE
SPRING BRANCH, Texas – Even though the Southwestern
men’s golf team had a strong opening round with all golfers
shooting below an 80 on the opening day they still found themselves
sitting in sixth place at the Alamo City Classic on Monday. SU
buckled down on day two and the top five golfers either equaled or
bettered their day one score to finish in fourth place.
First-year James Charles set the pace for SU with an opening round one-over-par 73 to end the first day tied for 11th and four strokes off the lead. He bettered his first round by one stroke on day two, shooting an even-par 72, to end all alone in seventh place with 145 strokes, five strokes behind tournament winner Ryan Barry of Trinity.
Sophomore Sean Madera catapulted from a tie for 23rd place on the first day with a 77 all the way to a tie for 12th with a one-over-par 73 on the final day. First-year Mikey Vaughan (pictured) was close behind Madera with a consistent four-over-par 76 for both rounds to finish with 152 strokes and in a tie for 18th place.
Senior Ricky Jones improved four strokes over his opening round, shooting a 75 for the final round to end with 154 strokes and in a tie for 21st place with teammate sophomore Cody Patrick who shot a 77 for both rounds.
First-year Zach Sewill opened strong with a three-over par 75 and tied for 14th, but hit a snag on the final day, shooting an 81, to finish with 156 strokes and in a tie for 26th.
The men will close out their fall season at the Royal Lakes Invitational in Chestnut Mt., GA on October 19th and 20th.