Gavin Clements (MTSU Athletics Photo)
Middle Tennessee State, consisting of Owen Stamper, Kevin Jegers, Gavin Clements, Markus Varjun, and Michael Barnard, totaled 10-under 854 to win the Daniel Island Intercollegiate at Ralston Creek Course in Daniel Island, S.C.
The team carded rounds of 283-285-286 to win by a two-stroke margin over VCU, who finished runners-up at 8-under 856 following their rounds of 285-286-285.
The Blue Raiders started the final round with a one-shot lead, having posted rounds of 283-285, putting them at 8-under par. South Carolina, trailed by a shot, having carded rounds of 285-284 at 7-under par.
In the final round, the team’s combined score of 286, featured an impressive total of eight birdies and an eagle on the front nine, with only four bogeys to balance it out. Gavin Clements, a seasoned redshirt senior, played a pivotal role by notching the eagle and contributing three of the team's birdies, ultimately winning with a narrow two-shot margin.
The team totaled 48 birdies in the tournament, second only to ULM at 53.
In the individual competition, Frankie Harris, a junior at South Carolina, scored 7-under 209 with his rounds of 70-69-70 to win the title by a shot over Walker Isley of UNCW and Melan Dhaubhadel of ULM, who finished joint runners-up at 6-under 210.
Isley carded rounds of 72-70-68, while Dhaubhadel posted 66-71-73, resulting in their shared second-place finish in the tournament.
Harris entered the final round in a tied-4th position at 5-under 139, trailing Dhaubhadel and Kevin Jegers, who jointly held the 36-hole lead at 7-under 137 by a mere two strokes. In the decisive round, Harris delivered a compelling performance, carding a 2-under 70 with three birdies and a single bogey, allowing him to triumph over Isley and Dhaubhadel and claim the title.
Dominic Clemons of Stetson finished tied-4th with Rafe Reynolds of South Carolina at 5-under 211.
ABOUT THE Daniel Island Intercollegiate
54-hole men's college tournament hosted by
Charleston Southern University. Team (best four scores
out of five players each round) and individual
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