Written by Staff Reports
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 06:16
Appalachian State University men’s golf sophomore Casey Komline (Dorset, Vt./Burr and Burton Academy) matched a career best with an even-par 71 and finished tied for third at the rain-shortened 18-hole Telich Cleveland State Invitational on Tuesday.
The Mountaineers tied for sixth place with a 299 (+15), just one stroke shy of a tie for fourth place.
Komline knocked in 12 pars and three birdies at the event.
Newcomer John Michael Cole (Fayetteville, N.C./Cape Fear) made his Black and Gold debut with a 75 (+4) to tie for 24th place, one stroke ahead of senior Darren Cook (Boone, N.C./Watauga) in 37th place.
Hildebran, N.C. native Dustin Hudson (East Burke) and freshman Jason Woodall (Yanceyville, N.C./The Elon School) tied for 45th in the 85 golfer field with rounds of 77 (+6).
In its second competition of the season, Appalachian tied with Youngstown State in the 14-team field.
IPFW took home the team title with a 289 (+5), five strokes ahead of host Cleveland State. CSU’s Andrew Bailey earned the tournament medal with a 68 (-3), one stroke ahead of IPFW’s Bruno Carvalho.
From the Southern Conference, Wofford finished 14th with a 310 (+26).
The tournament was originally scheduled for 54 holes beginning on Monday before the first two rounds were canceled due to rain.
The fall season continues when ASU hosts the Donald Ross Intercollegiate on Oct. 17-18 at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club in Morganton, N.C.
Field Hockey Downed by Davidson
Appalachian State University field hockey dropped its third-straight conference contest on Tuesday night in a 3-1 setback to Davidson at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The Mountaineers (1-10, 1-3 NorPac) jumped to an early lead when senior Kelly Allaband scored from an assist by freshman Jessi Stuart in the ninth minute. The Wildcats (6-4, 2-0 NorPac) tied the game when Tyler McFayden scored from 14 yards out with 21 minutes left in the first-half. Finley Amato increased Davidson’s lead with goal in the 25th minute to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead at halftime.
Amato netted the lone goal of the second-half in the 68th minute to put the contest out of reach for the Mountaineers.
Appalachian travels to Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday where they will face off with second-ranked North Carolina at 1 p.m.