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Kennesaw State wins Rees Jones title on Daufuskie Island

Kennesaw State won a playoff over Liberty on the first playoff hole to claim the third annual Rees Jones Collegiate, held Monday and Tuesday on Daufuskie Island.

Both teams finished the 54-hole tournament with a score of 902, forcing the playoff on Haig Point's Signature Course.

San Jose State finished in third place, 10 strokes off the lead.

The individual champion was Kennesaw State's Matt Nagy, who finished with a 70-73-73 -- 216. Nagy made national headlines last year by qualifying for the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black as a 20-year-old amateur. The 2006 Georgia Junior Player of the Year won the tournament by four strokes.

Liberty's Robert Karlsson and Wofford's Chandler Brazeal tied for second, posting scores of 220.

The Kennesaw State victory snaps the stranglehold the University of South Carolina had on the tournament.

After winning the event in 2008 and 2009, the Gamecocks did not compete as a team this year, sending just four individuals. Dykes Harbin did the best of the Gamecocks, finishing in ninth place with a 230.

Rees Jones Collegiate

Final round, Tuesday at Haig Point, Daufuskie Island; Signature Course; Par 72; 7,380 yards.

Team scores

Kennesaw State 902, Liberty 902, San Jose State 912, Wofford 924, Michigan State 934, Jacksonville 939, Tennessee State 946, Winthrop 951, Charleston Southern 958, Alabama State 1003.

Individual scores

1. Matt Nagy, Kennesaw State 70-73-73 -- 216

T2. Robert Karlsson, Liberty 73-74-73 -- 220

T2. Chandler Brazeal, Wofford 75-69-76 -- 220

4. Niklas Lindstrom, Liberty 77-69-75 -- 221

5. Jay Myers, San Jose State 71-77-74 -- 222

T6. Mark Hubbard, San Jose State 73-76-76 -- 225

8. Ryan Smith, Tennessee State 75-77-75 -- 227

9. Dykes Harbin, South Carolina 76-77-77 -- 230

T10. Gavin Frost, Jacksonville 77-76-78 -- 231

T10. Jamey Salmon, Jacksonville 77-77-77 -- 231

T10. Conor O'Neal, Michigan State 80-77-74 -- 231

T10. Brent Whitehead, Wofford 80-73-78 -- 231

T14. Jacob Pastor, Charleston Southern 77-79-76-- 232

T14. James Ross, Michigan State 81-74-77 -- 232

T14. Chase Marinell, Liberty 79-79-74 -- 232

T14. Michael Raines, South Carolina 81-74-77 -- 232

19. Preston Dembowiak, Liberty 81-75-77 -- 233

20. Zach Capps, Wofford 76-74-84 -- 234

T21. Richard Gill, Tennessee State 78-80-77 -- 235

T21. Gareth Blease, Michigan State 82-72-81 -- 235

T21. Ben Greene, Kennesaw State 83-70-82 -- 235

24. Nick Brown, San Jose State 79-77-80 -- 236

T25. Max McKay, Liberty 79-77-81 -- 237

T25. Kamito Hirai, Winthrop 80-80-77 -- 237

T25. Damon Postal, Winthrop 81-74-82 -- 237

T25. Jonathan Klotz, Kennesaw State 75-78-84 -- 237

T25. Justin Estrada, San Jose State 81-79-77 -- 237

T30. Bobby Fredeking, Jacksonville 81-78-79 -- 238

T30. Chad Wilson, Kennesaw State 79-82-77 -- 238

T32. Jonathan Rustin, Charleston Southern 84-74-81 -- 239

T32. Chris Mory, Michigan State 79-80-80 -- 239

T32. Mark Joye, Wofford 84-74-81 -- 239

T35. Jordan Sease, Winthrop 73-79-88 -- 240

T37. Kyle Bearden, Winthrop 77-76-88 -- 241

T39. Matthew Moseley, Michigan State 83-77-82 -- 242

T39. Chase Lieblerr, South Carolina 78-82-82 -- 242

T39. Clint Tolleson, South Carolina 87-77-78 -- 242

42. David Denlinger, Charleston Southern 78-82-83 -- 243

43. Scott Benson, Alabama State 82-79-83 -- 244

T44. Jason Clatowrthy, Charleston Southern 85-79-81 -- 245

T44. Stephen Healy, Jacksonville 86-75-84 -- 245

T44. Ryan Pierson, Tennessee State 85-80-80 -- 245

47. Trey Douglas, Jacksonivlle 80-82-84 -- 246

48. Cameron Bell, Winthrop 78-84-87 -- 249

T49. Dorian Vauls, Tennessee State 85-81-86 -- 252

T49. Brent McKenzie, Wofford 84-84-84 -- 252

51. Sam Strachan, Alabama State 86-75-92 -- 253

52. John Montgomery, Alabama State 84-84-86 -- 254

53. Chris Nuhn, Charleston Southern 84-91-85 -- 260

54. Anthony Dadamo, Alabama State 91-83-87 -- 261

55. Joseph Morrison, Alabama State 83-89-91 -- 263

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