College Golf

Faulkner men win title at Dataw Island college golf tournament

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 13, 2013 

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Hardin-Simmons University's Sean Aleman tees off from No. 17 Tuesday morning during the TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate golf tournament on Dataw Island.

SARAH WELLIVER — Sarah Welliver Buy Photo

Faulkner is beginning to like this part of the country in the springtime.

The NAIA school from Montgomery, Ala., won its second straight tournament on the Atlantic coast Tuesday when the Eagles shot 316 to cruise to a 28-stroke victory over second-place Centenary in the TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate at Dataw Island.

Last month, Faulkner won the Coastal Georgia Invitational on St. Simons Island, Ga.

The only negative for the Eagles is junior Brandon Godwin, who shot a final-round 79, faltered and watched his six-stroke lead disappear. Godwin finished second overall to Centenary's Zander Winston, a sophomore from Texas whose final-round 71 gave him a two-shot victory over Godwin.

Host Ohio Wesleyan, led by Jerry Moore who tied for seventh, finished tied for sixth.

On the women's side, Savannah State improved on its first-round score by 10 strokes.

Faulkner's Emma Sears, a sophomore from Midlothian, Texas, duplicated her first-round 87 and held on to win by a stroke over Washington & Lee's Rachael Wright, who was playing as an individual.

TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate

At Dataw Island

Men's team scores

1. Faulkner 919, 2. Centenary 947, 3. Hampden-Sydney 955, 4. Hardin-Simmons 960, 5. Mt. St. Joseph 964, T6. Wake Tech 965, T6. Ohio Wesleyan 965, 8. Hanover 966, 9. Washington & Lee 973, 10. Shenandoah 993, 11. Virginia Wesleyan 1,017; 12. Nazareth 1,051, 13. MacMurray 1,086.

Men's top 10 individual

1. Zander Winston, Centenary 77-73-71--221

2. Brandon Godwin, Faulkner 73-71-79--223

T3. Wes Strader, Wake Tech 76-77-77--230

T3. Daniel Jansen, Faulkner 74-78-78--230

T5. Robert Bader, Hanover 80-77-74--231

T5. Patrick Clossib, W&L 74-77-80--231

T7. Jerry Moore, Ohio Wesleyan 78-78-77--233

T7. George Whiting, H-S 78-77-78--233

T7. Hrafn Gudlaugsson, Faulkner 74-76-73--233

T7. Hunter Fikes, Faulkner 78-79-76--233

T7. Brandon Heard, H-S 75-79-79--233

Women's team scores

1. Savannah State 762, 2. Ohio Wesleyan 766, 3. Nazareth 780, 4. Faulkner 786.

Women's top 10 individual

1. Emma Sears, Faulkner 87-87--174

*2. Rachael Wright, W&L 89-86--175

3. Jocelyn Williams, Savannah St. 92-89--181

4. Michelle Gifford, Savannah St. 89-94--183

*T5. Molly Rowell, Wake Tech 94-93--187

T5. Courtney Tincher, Ohio Wesleyan 89-98--187

7. Annie Czelnusniak, Nazareth 97-91--188

8. Amy Greenblott, Ohio Wesleyan 92-97--189

9. Brooke Fuller, Faulkner 94-97--191

10. Amy Greenwood, Ohio Wesleyan 95-97--192

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