UNCW Men's Golf Notebook

Last Week's results: 2nd of 12 teams at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic

Next tournament: Oct. 12-14 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (Jonesborough, Tenn.)

Golfer of the Week Nominee: Thomas Bass, Senior (Holly Springs, N.C./ Holly Springs)

- Bass captured his second career tournament win this week when he earned medalist honors at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, hosted by Notre Dame. He led the Seahawks to their best finish of the fall as they tied 38th-ranked Houston for second place, one stroke behind titlist Michigan State. Bass opened the tournament with an even-par 71 before posting a three-under 68 in the second round to take the tournament lead. In the final round, he held off several challenges to win by two strokes. Bass has finished in the top 10 of all through tournaments this fall.

Notes: Junior Payne McLeod finished in a tie for second, recording his first career top-5 finish in the process ... He opened the tournament with a four-over-par 75, but finished with rounds of 70 and 68, the later tying his career low ... Junior Ryan Nagy finished 28th at the Gridiron Classic and tied his career-low round of 68 in the second round ... McLeod moved to within 0.08 of tying former UNCW standout Josh Brock for the all-time program stroke average ... Bass earned wins over a pair of top-20 ranked individuals with his victory. ... UNCW totaled 38 birdies and pared 166 holes in the tournament.

Next Tournament: The Seahawks head to the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate this weekend. The tournament field includes Army, Coastal Carolina, host East Tennessee, Furman, Memphis, Missouri, Penn State, Pepperdine, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.