Coastal men, women score top-10 finishes at tourneys

The final round got underway Tuesday and the 48th-ranked Coastal Carolina men’s golf team was making a move up the leaderboard at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational but rain forced the golfers off the course and ultimately the round was cancelled, leaving the 36-hole scores as the official final results. This marks the first time in tournament history the event did not play all 54 holes (three rounds) at the par 72, 6,988-yard Sawgrass Country Club.

Coastal Carolina will turn its attention to the annual General Hackler Championship, which returns to TPC Myrtle Beach Mar. 11-12. In addition to host and 48th-ranked Coastal Carolina, the field features nationally-ranked Tennessee and Arkansas as well as Charleston Southern, East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Gardner-Webb, Kent State, Lamar, Middle Tennessee State and UTEP.

This year’s John Hayt Collegiate featured some of the nation’s top programs as 11 of the 15 teams are ranked among the Golfstat top 50. The Chants moved inside the top five before the stoppage and, despite tying for ninth with a two-day total of 591, were only six shots out of third place. North Florida, who is ranked 25th, won the shortened event with a two-day score of 559, followed by #11 Duke (571) and #45 UCF (585). Four teams, #14 Arkansas, #33 North Texas, #7 Florida and #12 LSU are tied for fourth while #38 Tulsa is eighth and Jacksonville is tied with Coastal for ninth.

Sebastian Soderberg recorded his fourth top 10 finish in six events this season, tying for seventh. The senior shot 68-74 for a 36-hole total of 2-under 142.

Sophomore Peter Valaesk carded a two-day total of 149 (72-77) to tie for 39th while classmates Ben Wheeler (76-74) and Andrew Dorn (75-75) tied for 43rd with a 36-hole score of 150. Roberto Ballesteros who was 2-under par on his final round before rain cancelled the result, tied for 76th with a score of 158 (79-79).

Women

Senior Jessica Alexander turned in the 14th top-10 finish of her career in leading Coastal Carolina to a sixth place (tied) finish at the inaugural Cal Classic played at the par-72, 6,304-yard Ruby Hill Golf Club.

Alexander carded a 3-over 75 on the final 18 holes of the 36-hole tournament en route to finish the event with a 147, tying for ninth in the 60-competitor field. Alexander, who started her day on the fifth hole, played her first 10 holes at 1-under before recording her first blemish of the day. She got back to 1-under on the round with a birdie on 18, but bogeyed her final four holes to finish at 3-over.

Coastal finished the tournament with a two-day combined team score of 603 (301-305), tying for sixth overall with San Jose State (311-295). The Chanticleers defeated Golfstat’s 39th-ranked team in California, which finished the tournament with a 607 (302-305). No. 13 Stanford claimed the first-year event championship, posting a 586 (298-288) score. No. 14 Arizona State secured runner-up honors with a 36-hole score of 592 (296-296). San Diego State (300-297=597), No. 11 UC Davis (298-301=599) and No. 40 UNLV (302-301=603) rounded out the top five teams.

Sophomore Frida Castillo was Coastal’s second-best finisher as she posted a season-best 22nd-place showing.  Castillo, who opened the event with a 78, shot 2-over on the day to ink a 74.  Castillo finished the day with a pair of birdies, including one on the treacherous par-3 third hole.

Brittany Henderson and Lena Schaeffner both shot 6-over 78s on the day. Henderson finished her round with two birdies, while Schaeffner tallied one. Henderson (75-78=153) tied for 27th overall as Schaeffner (76-78=154) finished tied for 29th. Marissa Hinchman (81-80 =161, 52nd) rounded out the Chanticleer contingent.

The Chants return to the links on March 9 for the Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational contested at the Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in North Augusta, S.C.

 

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