November 2, 2010

Men's Golf finishes second at Kiawah Island Intercollegiate

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Matt Moot and Aman Singh posted top-10 individual showings and Campbell finished second after Tuesday's final round of the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at Turtle Point Golf Course.

The Camels shot the low round of the day (298) on the par-72, 7061-yard Turtle Bay layout to finished the 54-hole event at 891 (291-302-298) strokes, 14 behind team champion Indiana (286-292-299-877).

The College of Charleston was third (307-291-309-907), followed by Longwood (304-300-308-912) and defending Colonial Athletic Association champ Towson (308-310-304-922) in the 14-school field.

Moot tied for second place - his second-straight runner-up finish - at two-over-par 218 (74-73-71). The senior from Johnstown, Pa., was one of only three golfers in the 78-man field to break par on Tuesday. Brendan Barrack of George Washington and John Duke Hudson from the College of Charleston also carded one-under-par rounds Tuesday.

Michael Young of Longwood won the event at even-par 216 (70-72-74), two strokes ahead of Moot and Indiana's David Mills (70-75-73-218). Barrack (74-74-71) finished at three-over 219 along with Indiana teammates Brant Peaper (68-69-82) and Chase Wright (74-73-72).

Singh, a sophomore from Rajasthan, India, finished in a tie for eighth place at five-over 221 (70-76-75). Campbell junior Vaita Guillaume finished 13th (75-77-73-225), while senior Zak Drescher tied for 27th (74-76-82-232).

Junior Mitch Gray tied for 48th (73-86-79-238) and red-shirt freshman Harrison Ashworth finished in a tie for 66th place (82-87-81-250) while playing as an individual in his competitive collegiate debut.

Rated 48th on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Courses List, Turtle Point is one of Jack Nicklaus' early designs and boasts the small greens that are typical of Nicklaus' earlier efforts. The course has previously been the site of the Carolinas' Amateur, the Carolinas' PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup. It received a rating of four and a half stars in the 2006 Golf Digest "Best Places to Play" guidebook.

Campbell returns to tournament action Feb. 11-12 at The Match Play, hosted by South Florida in Tampa.