Men's Golf Places Second at Tar Heel Intercollegiate
Sept. 15, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The NC State University men's golf team ended competition at the 2013 Tar Heel Intercollegiate in a very positive manner on Sunday afternoon, finishing the tournament in second place among the 14-team field. The Wolfpack finished with a three-round score of 862, ending two strokes below par at the UNC Finley Golf Course.
State shot 284 and 295 in the first two rounds of the tournament on Saturday but ultimately ended the competition with its best round this afternoon, shooting a third-round score of 283.
The Wolfpack finished the tournament behind only fellow ACC school Georgia Tech, a program which finished the 2012-13 season ranked No. 8 in the nation. In addition to finishing the tournament ahead of Duke (No. 7 in the country to end 2012-13), the Wolfpack also ended the competition ahead of ACC foes North Carolina (tournament host), Maryland, and Boston College.
"I thought we played pretty well," said head coach Richard Sykes. "Obviously Georgia Tech beat us by 20 shots, but they are very, very good. We played really well today."
Redshirt junior James Chapman (Gastonia, N.C.) led the way for the Wolfpack on Sunday, carding a 65 (-7). This was the best round achieved by any of the golfers in the entire field of 80 through three days of competition. In addition to recording five birdies, Chapman carded two astounding eagles on holes six (533 yards) and 13 (564 yards). He finished the tournament as one of just three golfers in the field to achieve two eagles.
Chapman was also the top finisher for NC State, tying for seventh place with a three-round score of 215 (-1).
"He played really well," added Sykes. "Our team is going to need someone to do that (at each tournament). Any one of them can come through at any time."
Stanhope Johnson (Greensboro, N.C.) was NC State's next finisher, tying for ninth place with a three-round and even-par score of 216. The redshirt freshman saved his best score of the tournament for last, carding a 71 on Sunday.
Carter Page (Waynesville, N.C.) and Logan Harrell (Huntersville, N.C.) were the next two finishers for the Pack, tying for 13th and 19th, respectively. Each student-athlete shot a 74 on Sunday, and Page finished with a three-round total of 218 while Harrell ended with a 219.
Andrew Decker (Greenville, N.C.) wrapped things up on the team side for State, placing 32nd with a final score of 222. The junior shot his best round of the tournament on Sunday, carding a 73.
On the individual side of the tournament, Chad Cox (Charlotte, N.C.) also performed quite well. He would finish tied for 19th in the field with a three-round score of 219.
NC State will next be in action on Monday, Sept. 23 at the St. Mary's Invitational in Seaside, Calif. The Wolfpack will play throughout the course of two days at the Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course.