Moot runner-up; Camels finish 3rd at Atlantic Sun men's golf championship
Led by individual medalist Jeff Karlsson (67-69-71-207) and runner-up Matt Nagy (68-71-71-210), host Kennesaw State claimed team honors on the par-71, 7030-yard Chateau Course. The 45th-ranked Owls shot 7-under par 845 (280-283-282) over the 54-hole event, nine strokes better than 47th-ranked North Florida (285-283-286-854).
Campbell (285-283-287-855) placed third in the 11-team event at three-over par, five strokes in front of Mercer (294-289-277-860). Defending champion East Tennessee State (293-286-282-861) was fifth, followed by Florida Gulf Coast (286-284-296-866), USC Upstate (285-294-287-866), Belmont (291-285-298-874), Jacksonville (298-286-292-876), Stetson (294-300-285-879) and Lipscomb (298-303-299-900).
A senior from Johnstown, Pa., Moot earned all-tournament team honors for the second-straight year by finishing among the top five individuals. He shot 69-69-72-210 to finish in a four-way deadlock for runner-up honors with Nagy, Kevin Phelan of North Florida (69-72-69-210) and Hans Reimers of Mercer (70-71-69-210).
Moot's final round included three birdies, 11 pars and four bogeys. Over the tournament, he logged 41 pars, played the par-3 holes at two-under and was even on the par 4s. He tied for fourth in the 2010 A-Sun Championship and recorded his third individual runner-up showing of the 2010-11 season, matching his finishes at the Georgetown Intercollegiate and Kiawah Island Intercollegiate.
Campbell sophomore Amanjyot Singh tied for 10th in his first conference tournament at one-over-par 214 (70-72-72). For the second-straight day, he posted a one-over 72 on the strength of three birdies and 11 pars. Singh finished the event with 10 birdies and also played the par-3 holes at two-under.
Junior Mitch Gray finished in a tie for 14th place at plus-two 215 (73-70-72) on a day when he had two birdies and three bogeys. The native of Florence, S.C., finished the event with nine birdies and played the par-4 holes even.
Fellow junior Vaita Guillaume shot the team's low round of the day - even-par 71 - and tied for 24th place at five-over 218 (73-74-71). Guillaume had 40 pars over the three-day tournament. Senior Zak Drescher tied for 43rd place (77-72-75-224).
Campbell's final tally of 855 strokes stands as the 2nd-lowest team 54-hole score this year behind only a 847, which came during CU's win last fall at the Georgetown Intercollegiate.
The Chateau Course, which features contoured fairways, thick Bermuda roughs, and strategically placed lakes and ponds, opened in July 1989. Built on 170 acres of the finest terrain, the 7,030 yard layout of the Chateau Elan Course, designed by Denis Griffiths, plays to a par 71. Winding along three lakes and two creeks, water comes into play on 10 of the 18 holes while 87 bunkers line the layout.
Sun Men's Golf Championship
Chateau Course / Braselton, Ga.
Apr. 18-20, 2011 / Par 71, 7030 Yards
Final Team Results: 1. Kennesaw State 280-283-282-845, 2. North Florida 285-283-286-854, 3. Campbell 285-283-286-855, 4. Mercer 294-289-277-860, 5. East Tennessee State 293-282-861, T6. Florida Gulf Coast 286-284-296-866, T6. USC Upstate 285-294-287-866, 8. Belmont 291-285-298-874, 9. Jacksonville 298-286-292-876, 10. Stetson 294-300-285-879, 11. Lipscomb 298-303-299-900.
Final Individual Leaders (Top 5 All-Tournament Team): 1. 2. Jeff Karlsson (Kennesaw State) 67-69-71-207, T2. Matt Moot (Campbell) 69-69-72-210, T2. Matt Nagy (Kennesaw State) 68-71-71-210, T2. Kevin Phelan (North Florida) 69-72-69-210, T2. Hans Reimers (Mercer) 70-71-69-210.
Other Campbell Individuals: T10 Amanjyot Singh 70-72-72-214, T14. Mitch Gray 73-70-72-215, T24. Vaita Guillaume 73-74-71-218, T43. Zak Drescher 77-72-75-224.