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Bass Closes Strong For Top-20 Finish

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 10/02/2012
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Payne McLeod gave the Seahawks a second top-20 finish at the Rees Jones Invitational to join Thomas Bass (11th).
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Payne McLeod gave the Seahawks a second top-20 finish at the Rees Jones Invitational to join Thomas Bass (11th).

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, South Carolina - Senior Thomas Bass posted a one-under-par 71 in the final round of the Rees Jones Invitational on Tuesday to help UNCW to a sixth-place finish.

Bass finished in a tie for 11th with the one-under round after beginning the day tied for 31st overall in the 63-man field. The Seahawks opened the day in seventh, but combined for a final round 298 to move into the top half of the leaderboard.

Junior Payne McLeod (78-74-76=228) joined Bass in the top-20 with an 18th-place finish.

Nationally-ranked Liberty ran away with the title by 24 strokes over East Carolina, who posted the day's low round with a 293. The Flames also boasted the tournament medalist in Niklas Lindstrom (73-70-70=213) and he was joined by three teammates to take the top four slots.

The Seahawks return to action Oct. 7-9, when they compete in the Fightin' Irish Gridiron Classic, hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

UNCW Results: T11. Thomas Bass (79-75-71=225); T18. Payne McLeod (78-74-76=228); T23. Ryan Nagy (74-79-76=229); T36. Stefan Brewer (78-78-75=231); T40. Jens Geweke (81-76-76=233).

UNCW Individual:T56. Josh Woodfox (80-82-84=246)

Team: 1. Liberty (284-290-296=870); 2. East Carolina (298-303-293=894); 3. South Carolina (295-296-305=896); 4. Charlotte (306-296-304=906); 5. Winthrop (293-301-315=909); 6. UNCW (309-303-298=910); 7. Iowa State (299-315-301=915); 8. Kennesaw State (306-303-312=921); 9. Francis Marion (316-309-314=939); 10. Charleston Southern (315-301-320=936); 11. Tennessee Tech (310-318-322=950); Presbyterian (330-315-320=965).

Individual: 1. Niklas Lindstrom, Liberty (73-70-70=213); T2. Jimmy Beck, Kennesaw State (75-74-70=219); Chase Marinell, Liberty (71-74-74=219); Ian McConnell, Liberty (68-74-77=219); Max McKay (72-72-75=219); 6. Dykes Harbin, USC (73-71-77=221); T7. Zach Edmondson, ECU (73-78-72=223); Stephen Lavenets, ECU (74-78-71=223); Matthew NeSmith, USC (73-78-72=223); 10. Kenneth Svanum, FMU (76-76-72=224).

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