Coastal rolls in match play to capture Sun Belt crown

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers claimed the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golf team title after defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles in the championship match, 4-1, on Wednesday at the Raven Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

This was Coastal’s first Sun Belt men’s golf title since the school joined the league in July of 2016.

With the win, the Chanticleers will receive the Sun Belt’s automatic bid to the NCAA men’s golf championships. The NCAA men’s golf selections will be announced on Wednesday, May 2 on The Golf Channel starting at 5:00 p.m. (CT).

CCU claimed victories in the first and third matches with Thadd Obecny II winning his second match of the day, 6&4, over Georgia Southern’s Archer Price.

Daniel Overas earned CCU’s second point with another 6&4 win over Jacob Bayer from the Eagles. The Chants earned the clinching third point from States Fort as he sunk his putt on the 15th hole. Fort won his match, 4&3, over Luukas Alakulppi. Fort’s clinching point was his second of the day as he was the deciding point in CCU’s semifinal match with South Alabama.

 

– Photo courtesy of Sun Belt Conference

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