Oct. 16, 2007
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
The Southern Miss men's golf team shot rounds of 297 and 301 on the final day of the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Classic, Tuesday, to finish 12th of 18 teams in the 54-hole tournament being played at the Squire Creek Golf Course in Ruston, La.
The tournament, which had play suspended Monday afternoon due to heavy rains, picked up with the second round on Tuesday followed by the third and final round on the par-72, 7,105-yard course.
Junior Rocky Cleland (Hattiesburg, Miss.) shot a final-day 74 and 75 to finish at a three-over 219, which was good for a 23rd-place tie. Senior Kyle Ramey (Paducah, Ky.) was next for the Golden Eagles as he shot a 71 and 75 on the last day to place tied for 28th with a four-over 220.
Redshirt freshman Rob Hudson (Fayetteville, Ark.) collected a 73 and 75 for a 222 total score and a 40th-place tie. Sophomore Alex Park (Ithaca, N.Y.) ended the event tied for 82nd after shooting a 79 and 77 over his two final rounds for a 231 total, while sophomore Tyler Sparks came in 91st, after shooting an 81 and 76 over his last 36 holes for a 238 stroke total.
Host Louisiana Tech's Matthew Harvey won the individual title by posting a 71 and a eight-under 64 in his final circuit to end the event with a seven-under-par 209.
Ole Miss won the team championship with a three-round team score of 860, followed by LSU (862), Louisiana Tech (863), Jacksonville State (864), Louisiana-Lafayette (865), Arkansas State (867), Middle Tennessee (875), College of Charleston (881), Texas-Arlington (882), New Orleans (883), Sam Houston State (885), Southern Miss (891), Nevada (892), Arkansas-Little Rock (895), Nebraska (900), Rice (904), Louisiana-Monroe (906) and North Texas (907).
The Golden Eagles finish the fall portion of their season, Nov. 5-6, when they play host to the Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate. The event will be held at Canebrake Country Club.