Sept. 27, 2007
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Rocky Cleland shot a final-round 73 and Southern Miss tallied a 297 team score over the last 18 holes as they both finished second at the Adam Cup of Newport, being played in Newport, R.I., at the Newport National Golf Course.
Cleland, a junior from Hattiesburg, ended the two-day, 54-hole event with a 220 to tie for second along with two other golfers in the field. Cleland finished just two strokes behind tournament individual champion, Chris Gold of Maryland, who shot a 218.
Senior Kyle Ramey (Paducah, Ky.) added a 74 over his final circuit to place tied for seventh with a 223 stroke total. Redshirt freshman Rob Hudson (Fayetteville, Ark.) shot a 75 for a 224 and a 14th-place finish, while sophomore Paul Apyan (Chattanooga, Tenn.) fired a 75 to place tied for 44th with a 235 and sophomore Wes Carter (Hoover, Ala.) shot a 75 to end the event with a 50th-place tie and a 237.
Wichita State defeated the Golden Eagles by 11 strokes for the team title as they tallied a 890 to Southern Miss' 901. Host Rhode Island and Maryland tied for third at 902. Texas-San Antonio (905) came in fifth, followed by South Carolina-Aiken (906), Pacific (909), Furman (911), Francis Marion (912), Long Beach State and Georgetown (920), Louisiana-Lafayette (928), Connecticut (937), Yale (948) and Brown (968).
The Golden Eagles return to action Oct. 8-9, at the Memphis Intercollegiate.