ASU Men’s Golf finishes tied for seventh

SPRINGFIELD, La. (11/3/09) - The Arkansas State men's golf team shot a final-round 302 Tuesday to finish the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate with a three-round 892 that placed the Red Wolves tied for seventh place among the 13-team field.

The Red Wolves were in second place after shooting a first-round 289, but dropped into a tie for seventh place after posting a second-round 301 yesterday to end the tournament's opening day of competition.  The Red Wolves 289 was their lowest single-round score over their last three tournaments.

ASU tied Sam Houston State and finished ahead of Jacksonville State (898), Stephen F. Austin (903), Louisiana-Monroe (906), McNeese State (926) and Nicholls State (936).  The Red Wolves ended the tournament just eight strokes behind host-school Southeastern Louisiana, while Louisiana-Lafayette claimed the tournament title with an 870.

Rice took second place with an 871 and was followed by Central Arkansas (872), New Orleans (872), UT Arlington (875), and host-school Southeastern Louisiana (884).

Senior Tyler Thompson finished tied for 21st place with a 221 (70-78-73) to lead the Red Wolves. Thompson collected his second top-25 finish of the season and his 221 was his second lowest three-round score of the season.

Joining Thompson in the top 25 for ASU was junior Lloyd du Preez, who finished tied for 25th with a 222 (77-72-73).  Sophomore Chris Pledger and senior Kell Shenep both shot a 227 to finish tied for 40th place, while junior Warren Hood finished tied for 51st place with a 231.

ASU, which wrapped up its fall season with the tournament, will next compete Mobile Bay Intercollegiate Feb. 21-23.

"I thought we had a somewhat productive fall season, definitely with some highs and lows," said ASU head coach Steve Johnson.  "I saw a lot of good things at this tournament.  Heading into the offseason, we're looking forward to working on some things and getting ready to go in February."


Place, Name (RD1-RD2-RD3--TOTAL)

T7, Arkansas State (289-301-302--892)

T21, Tyler Thompson (70-78-73--221)

T25, Lloyd du Preez (77-72-73--222)

T40, Chris Pledger (72-76-79--227)

T40, Kell Shenep (74-75-78--227)

T51, Warren Hood (73-80-78--231)

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