HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The ULM men’s golf team used solid play during the final round of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon to shoot a combined 882 and move upone spot overall to finish 13th place on the par-71, 6,882 yard Hattiesburg Country Club.
Senior Nick Wilson paced the Warhawks overall with a final round even-par 71 to shoot 216 (75-70-71) to improve eight places and finish tied for 31st. Junior Alex Malmay shot ULM’s lowest round of the tournament with a three-under-par 68 to total 223 (77-78-68) and surge 18 spots overall to tie for 61st individually. Blake Kelley of South Alabama and Jason Shufflebottam of UAB tied for medalist honors after each finished with a combined 204.
ULM shot its best round of the tournament with a four-over-par 288 to jump ahead of Rice and end in 13th place out of 15 teams competing. UAB made a huge move from fourth place after shooting a tournament-low 11-under-par 273 for a combined 836 (285-278-273) to claim the team title while South Alabama stayed put as runner-up with 841 total (278-282-281). UL-Lafayette (286-276-282-844) and Memphis (287-277-281-845) finished third and fourth, respectively, while first-day leader Mississippi dropped back to fifth place.
Junior Adam Monsen finished with a three-over-par 74 to total 224 (77-73-74) and tie for 64th in his first event as a Warhawk. Junior Tim Hardham and freshman Christian Tepley, who made his collegiate debut, each tied for 66th overall with a combined 225.
ULM is off for less than a week before traveling to the UTA/Waterchase Invitational next Monday and Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.
1. UAB 285-278-273-836, 2. South Alabama 278-282-281-841, 3. Louisiana-Lafayette 286-276-282-844, 4. Memphis 287-277-281-845, 5. Mississippi 276-282-288-846, 6. Mississippi State 287-284-279-850, 7. Southern Miss 287-284-289-860, 8. Louisiana Tech 292-282-287-861, 9. Sam Houston State 282-291-289-862, 10. UALR 285-288-292-865, 11. Southeastern Louisiana 291-287-288-866, 12. Arkansas State 295-287-285-867, 13. ULM 299-295-288-882, 14. Rice 297-292-299-888, 15. McNeese State 299-298-302-899
T1. Blake Kelley (South Alabama) 69-64-71-204, T1. Jason Shufflebottam (UAB) 69-69-66-204, T3. Cory Gaylord * (Memphis) 68-69-68-205, T3. Andrew Noto (Louisiana-Lafayette) 67-70-68-205, 5. Joe David (Mississippi) 68-69-69-206
T34. Nick Wilson 75-70-71-216, T61. Alex Malmay 77-78-68-223, T64. Adam Monsen 77-73-74-224, T66. Tim Hardham 71-78-76-225, T66. Christian Tepley 76-74-75-225