Hattiesburg, MS (ASU) – The Arkansas State men's golf team finished the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in seventh place among 15 teams Tuesday, posting a combined 853 for its lowest three-round score since the 2007-08 season.
The Red Wolves, competing in their first tournament of the year, slipped one place in the final standings after completing the first two rounds tied for sixth, but still ended the two-day tournament ahead of teams such as Memphis, Southern Mississippi, UALR, Rice, South Alabama and Troy.
ASU shot a second-round 281 that was its best of the tournament and also its lowest round in 10 outings dating back to last season. The Red Wolves posted a 285 for the opening round and completed the tournament today with a 287.
ASU was led by Chris Pledeger, who finished tied for ninth place with a 3-under 210. Pledger, who shot a 70 for all three rounds, was one of four ASU golfers that turned in a score under par for at least one round.
Cory Williamson also finished among the top-20 individuals, ending the tournament tied for 17th place with a combined 212 that included a low round of 69 posted for his second 18 holes. Warren Hood finished in 50th place with a 219 and was followed by Wessel Zwiegers in a tie for 51st place with a 220 and Lloyd du Preez in a tie for 62nd place with a 222.
While du Preez shot a 77 for the first and last rounds, he also posted the team's lowest single-round score with a 68 during yesterday's second round.
ASU will next compete at the Mason Rudolph Championship set for Sept. 24-25 in Nashville, Tenn.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD1-RD2-RD 3--TOTAL)
7, Arkansas State (285-281-287---853)
T9, Chris Pledger (70-70-70--210)
T17, Cory Williamson (71-69-72--212)
50, Warren Hood (73-76-70--219)
T51, Wessel Zwiegers (71-74-75--220)