Written by Brandon McGinnis
Sunday, 17 March 2013 17:16
After beginning the final round of the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular is seventh place, Appalachian State University men's golf moved up one position and tied Florida Atlantic for the
sixth spot, firing a team score of 301 on Sunday at Mission Inn Golf Course.
The Mountaineers could not beat their second round total of 293 and matched their opening round score for a combined total of 895 (+31). Junior Casey Komline posted the best score of the tournament for the Apps, but was unable to improve his second-round, 69 (-3). Komline finished the two-day event with a 74-69-76=219 (+3) and tied for 11th place.
For today's rounds, graduate student Daniel Walsh and freshman Lee Mitchell led Appalachian with matching 74s (+2). Walsh's overall score of 75-75-74=224 (+8) tied him for 27th place, while Mitchell's 76-76-74=226 (+10) tied him for 35th place.
Drawing even with Mitchell was senior Josh Nichols, who fired a 76-73-77=226 (+10).
Rounding out the Mountaineer lineup was sophomore Eric Eberspeaker with an 81-78-79=238 (+22).
Individually, freshman Caleb Keck led all individuals for the tournament with a 73-73-75=221 (+5), one shot better than Georgia State's individual player, Damon Stephenson. Also scoring high as individual was senior Drew Harris with a 75-75-76=226 (+10), tying him with Mitchell and Nichols.
Indiana captured the team title with a 292-286-291=869 (+5), two shots better than runner-ups, Purdue and Virginia Tech. Georgia State finished fourth (875), while Old Dominion (887) placed fifth.
The Mountaineers return to action on Sunday, March 24, as they travel to the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va. The tournament hosted by William & Mary will be held at Kingsmill Resort.
Photo Courtesy: Casey Komline, ASU Athletics