Southern Miss Men's Golf Places Fifth at Memphis Intercollegiate
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern Miss shot its low round of the 54-hole Memphis Intercollegiate Tuesday to finish fifth in the team standings, while junior Matt Codd (Red Deer, Alberta) tallied his low round of 71 to earn a tie for third in the tournament.
Being played at the par 72, 7,300-yard Colonial Country Club, the Golden Eagles fired a 298 over the final 18 holes to end the event at 903, just eight strokes behind team champion, Little Rock, who ended the two-day event with an 895.
Codd, who sat in 10th-place with a pair of teammates following Monday's play, followed a strong first day with his lowest round of the event to end his tourney with a 221 and capturing his first top five finish as a Golden Eagle.
"I thought this team played very well this week, despite battling some tough wind conditions and an extremely tough course," said Southern Miss coach Jerry Weeks. "I was extremely proud of the play from Matt Codd, who enjoyed his first top five with the program."
Freshman Walker Kesterson (Hartsburg, Mo.) registered a 75 to end his three-round scoring at 225 for a 13th-place tie, while senior Ryan Argotsinger (Lee's Summit, Mo.) collected a 76 for a 231 total and a 39th-place tie.
Another Golden Eagle freshman, Matt Lorenz of Gulf Shores, Ala., notched an 83 over his final round to end with a 233 and a 46th-place tie, while sophomore Nathan Corchis (Water Sound, Fla.) shot a 235 total, after collecting a 76 on the final day for a 53rd-place tie.
Little Rock defeated Lipscomb (897) by two strokes in winning the team competition, while Central Arkansas (898) finished third and host Memphis (902) garnered fourth.
After the Golden Eagles fifth-place showing was Arkansas State (905), WKU (906), Oral Roberts (913), IUPUI (916), Belmont (918), Western Carolina (919), Marshall (921) and Samford (945).
Dawson Armstrong of Lipscomb fired a one-over 217 to win the event, beating Nick Bienz of IUPUI by two strokes.
Southern Miss returns to action Oct. 10-11 at the Kenny Perry Invitational, being played at Olde Stone Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky.