Casey Komline (Dorset, Va./Burr and Burton Academy) fired a 5-under 67 in the final round of the 2014 Southern Conference Men’s Golf Tournament to help the Appalachian State University men’s golf team

to an eighth-place finish on Tuesday at the par-72, 7,122 yard National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C.



After shooting a 310 in the first and second rounds, the Mountaineers fired their best round in the third round of the tournament, carding a 5-over 293. The 293 helped them jump from last place to eighth place in the tournament.


Komline shot a very impressive final round, getting two birdies on his back nine holes after starting on 10. On his front nine holes, Komline got a birdie on hole 2 and 7 before gaining an eagle on hole 8. This was the second time that he gained an eagle on hole 8. Komline finished the tournament tied for 15th place with a 6 over 222.


Caleb Keck (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) had the second-best tournament for Appalachian. He finished with a 14-over 230 for the tournament. One stroke behind him was John Michael Cole (Fayetteville, N.C./Cape Fear) who shot a 1-over 73 in the final round to finish tied for 26th place.


Lee Mitchell (Conover, N.C./ Newton-Conover, N.C.) served as the second to last counting score for Appalachian in the final round after firing a 3-over 75. He completed the tournament in 44th place carding a 20-over 236.


Rounding out the Mountaineers five was Eric Eberspeaker (Rock Hill, S.C./Rock Hill) who completed the tournament tied for 45th place.


Georgia Southern shot a 5-over 293 on Tuesday to edge Chattanooga for a one-stroke win. Western Carolina’s J.T. Poston, shot an even-par 72 to hold off Chris Robb of Chattanooga for medalist honors.


This was Appalachian’s last tournament of the season and will be training to get ready for competitive play in the SunBelt Conference in the fall.



SoCon Player of the Year

J.T. Poston, Western Carolina


SoCon Freshman of the Year

Carter Jenkins, UNCG


SoCon Coach of the Year

Larry Mays, Georgia Southern


All-Southern Conference

Richard Fountain, Davidson

Will Evans, Georgia Southern

Charlie Martin, Georgia Southern

Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern

Taylor Coalson, UNCG

Roy Dixon, UNCG

Carter Jenkins, UNCG

Liam Johnston, Chattanooga

Chris Robb, Chattanooga

J.T. Poston, Western Carolina



Bryce Howell, Furman

Carter Jenkins, UNCG

Wes Gosselin, Chattanooga

Ewan Scott, Chattanooga

Andrew Novak, Wofford



2014 Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship

National Golf Club

Par-72, 7,122 yards

Pinehurst, N.C.


Top 10 individuals

1 J.T. Poston, Western Carolina 68-66-72=206

2 Chris Robb, Chattanooga 74-69-65=208

3 Roy Dixon, UNCG 71-71-71=213

4 Charlie Martin, Georgia Southern 75-70-71=216

5 Richard Fountain, Davidson College 75-68-74=217

T6 Carter Jenkins, UNCG 72-70-76=218

T6 Will Evans, Georgia Southern 71-72-75=218

T6 Cory Taylor, Wofford College 76-76-66=218

T9 David Sargent, Davidson College 70-75-74=219

T9 Michael Borton, Furman 75-73-71=219

T9 Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern 77-66-76=219


Team standings

1 Georgia Southern 296-284-293=873

2 Chattanooga 297-284-293=874

3 UNCG 300-285-292=877

4 Western Carolina 294-282-302=878

5 Davidson College 294-293-293=880

6 Furman 296-303-283=882

7 Wofford College 306-303-283=892

8 Appalachian State 310-310-293=913

9 Elon 316-294-306=916

10 Samford 314-304-307=925