Monday, 12 March 2018 22:24

Appalachian State Men's Golf Finish Fourth at Cape Fear National Intercollegiate

Tripp Summerlin finished second in the event Tripp Summerlin finished second in the event Appalachian State Athletics

Led by sophomore Tripp Summerlin’s runner-up individual finish, the Appalachian State men’s golf team placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate, held Sunday-Monday at the Cape Fear National course.


Summerlin, a native of Summerfield, N.C., used an opening-round 68 (4 under par) to take an early lead in the tournament. He finished at 2 under with a three-round score of 214 (68-72-74), and if not for a bogey on the 17th hole Monday, he may have captured individual medalist honors. VCU’s Sachin Kumar won the tournament by one shot over Summerlin at 3 under (213).


App State shot 898 (285-308-205) as a team to finish fourth. UT Arlington (858) claimed the team title, followed by Jacksonville State (888) and South Carolina Beaufort (891).


“We’re encouraged that we’re starting to show a little progress, but we’ve still got a way to go,” App State head coach Bo Redman said. “Tripp led the way for us, and we had two freshmen play well this week. I feel like the team is trending in the right direction. We’re looking forward to our next tournament in a couple weeks and to keep building on some momentum.”


Freshman Candler Rice tied for fifth place overall with a 1-over 217 (71-73-73), while freshman Jack Brea was just outside the top 20 in a tie for 21st at 9-over 225 (72-73-80).


The next tournament for the Mountaineers is the March 25-27 Kingsmill Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va., hosted by William & Mary.


Cape Fear National Intercollegiate Final Team Results

1. UT Arlington – 285-283-290-858 (-6)

2. Jacksonville State – 283-302-303-888 (+24)

3. South Carolina Beaufort – 291-303-297-891 (+27)

4. Appalachian State – 285-308-305-898 (+34)

5. Robert Morris – 299-305-300-904 (+40)

6. Loyola (Chicago) – 294-303-312-909 (+45)

7. Wright State – 311-304-296-911 (+47)

8. Tusculum College – 310-308-296-914 (+50)

9. La Salle – 311-330-318-959 (+95)

10. North Carolina Central – 321-316-326-963 (+99)

11. North Carolina A&T – 322-333-327-982 (+118)

12. Hampton – 333-347-324-1004 (+140)

DNF. VCU – 294-307-DNF-829

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