@GT_GOLF Finishes 10th at Kiawah Island
Final round washed out by rain
Kiawah Island, S.C. - The final round of the Kiawah Classic by Aramark was cancelled Tuesday after play began when the Turtle Point Golf Course became unplayable due to heavy rains in the area. All 36-hole scores were declared final, and Georgia Tech finished the tournament in 10th place.
TECH LINEUP – Jacob Joiner, a sophomore from Leesburg, Ga., finished in a tie for 12th place individually at 2-under-par 142, eight shots off the lead. Sophomore James Clark tied for 41st place at 148 (+4), while sophomore Chris Petefish (Danville, Calif.) tied for 53rd place at 150 (+6). Junior Vincent Whaley (McKinney, Texas) tied for 66th place at 152 (+8), while sophomore Michael Pisciotta tied for 109th at 161 (+17).
TEAM LEADERBOARD – Host Charleston Southern won its home event by five shots over 22nd-ranked Virginia. The Buccaneers had a 10-under-par total of 566 through 36 holes, while the Cavaliers finished at 571 (-5). Sixth-ranked Duke finished in a tie for third at 575 (-1) with Augusta University.
The rest of the 22-team field iwas over par with the College of Charleston in fifth at 579 (+3) followed by Georgia Southern (581), Maryland (586), Virginia Tech (587), Loyola of Maryland (591) and the Yellow Jackets (592).
INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – Augusta’s Robin Petersson, who had a share of the opening-round lead with a 68, captured a one-stroke victory at 134 (-10). First-round co-leader R.J. Keur finished in second place at 9-under 135, and Maryland’s David Kocher finished third at 138 (-6).
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – Georgia Tech made its first-ever appearance in the Kiawah Classic, played at the 7,061-yard, par 72 Turtle Point Golf Club at Kiawah Island, S.C. The 22-team field included No. 22 Virginia and Virginia Tech (86) from the Atlantic Coast Conference as well as host Charleston Southern (61), Augusta (33), Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern (77), Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Monroe, Loyola of Maryland (88), Maryland (84), Missouri (71), Presbyterian, Radford, Richmond and USC Upstate.
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