Tournament play was suspended after 36 holes as rain hampered play in the second round. The tournament featured 14 teams and 78 total golfers. The Mountaineers carded a total team score of 626.
Junior Haley Zagoria (Atlanta, Ga./Woodward Academy) carded a second-round score of 74 (+2) to lead the Mountaineers scoring five to a top-10 finish. She finished the tournament tied for sixth place which marks her third top-10 finish of the season. She finished with a total score of 150 (+6) only nine strokes back from the leader.
Creeping behind Zagoria was sophomore Emily Stinson (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) who teed off second for Appalachian. She finished with a two-round score of 156 (+12), getting better on the second day. She surpassed her first round score of 79 to post a second-round score of 77.
Two strokes behind her was freshman Hannah Craver (Winston-Salem, N.C./Reagan). She posted a tournament total of 159 (+15). Sophomore Lily Yatawara (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) posted a tournament total of 161 (+17) and rounding out the Mountaineers five was freshman Taylor Shellman (Gastonia, N.C./Highland Tech) who carded a tournament total of 189.
The Mountaineers will be back in action at the Low Country Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford University at Moses Creek Plantation in Hilton Head, S.C from March 23-24.
Mens Golf Places Eighth At Mission Inn Spectacular
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. The Appalachian State University mens golf team finished the Mission Inn Spectacular tournament in eighth place receiving a low-round of even-par by sophomore Lee Mitchell at the par-72, 6,884 yard Mission Inn Resort golf course in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. on March 15-16.
The 54-hole tournament featured 17 schools and 97 total individuals including powerhouse schools Virginia Tech, Texas Tech and VCU.
Appalachian carded a tournament total of 941, gaining spectacular rounds from Mitchell (Conover, N.C./Newton-Conover) . Mitchell carded a total tournament score of 225 (+9) to and a 10th place individual finish. After shooting 75 in the first round, he improved by going even-par in the second round. Faulty play in the third round kept Mitchell from a top-five finish.
Sophomore Caleb Keck (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) finished with a tournament total of 237. He was only four strokes behind Mitchell after the second day, but posted a third-round score of 86 that pushed him to finish tied for 47th.
Senior John Michael Cole (Fayetteville, N.C./Cape Fear), junior Eric Eberspeaker (Rock Hill, S.C./Rock Hill) and senior Casey Komline (Dorset, Vt./Burr and Burton Academy) finished the tournament in 60th, 65th and 71st place, respectively. Cole finished the tournament with a total score of 241, only shooting a first-round score of under 80. Eberspeaker started the tournament off strong posting a first round score of 77 but could not repeat the great play in the second and third rounds. Komline did not card any round under 80.
Fourteenth-ranked Virginia Tech finished with a team score of 875 to win the tournament and Trevor Cone of Virginia Tech took home the individual title.
The Mountaineers will be back in action March 23-25 at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate hosted by William and Mary College at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va.
Photo Courtesy: Haley Zagoria, ASU Athletics