JONESBOROUGH, Tennessee - UNCW combined for a low-round seven-under-par 281 to finish third overall and junior Payne McLeod posted his second straight top-5 finish on Sunday at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Blackthorn Club.

The Seahawks (289-289-281=859) finished two strokes off the pace behind champion, 12th-ranked Missouri (285-286-286=857) and one off second-place and 31st ranked Tennessee (280-287-291=858).

'We always talk about winning that final round and today we did," said UNCW Head Coach Matt Clark. "It was fun to see all five guys in the mix and making big shots. It's been a long 10 days, but to come away with second and third-place finishes against some of the best competition in this region is great for a school from the Colonial Athletic Association."

The tournament field included five top-40 programs and eight players were ranked in the top 100.

McLeod (71-73-67=211), who tied for second earlier in the week at the Gridiron Classic in South Bend, Ind., aided the Seahawk surge in the final round, as UNCW moved from eighth to finish third. McLeod carded a career-low 67 in the third round and climbed 12 spots on the leaderboard.

"Payne was his usual consistent self, but today made a mature decision that allowed him to really take off and make a run." McLeod settled for a par on the eighth hole and proceeded to four birdies on the remaining 10 holes.

Grant Milner 967-67-72=206) of Memphis earned medalist honors finishing 10-under-par for the tournament.

Senior Thomas Bass (71-72-72=215) tied for 11th after recording his second straight round of even-par golf on Sunday. Bass has now finished 11th or better in each of his last three tournaments.

Freshman Jens Geweke (72-73-71=216) finished off his best tournament outing of the fall with a one-under-par 71. All three of Geweke's rounds counted for UNCW, which posted its lowest tournament stroke total (859) since the GolfWeek Program Challenge (843) to open the 2011-12 season.

UNCW Results: T4. Payne McLeod (71-73-67=211); T11. Thomas Bass (71-72-72=215); T15. Jens Geweke (72-73-71=216); T47. Stefan Brewer (75-76-71=222); T56. Ryan Nagy (78-71-75=224)

Team Standings: 1. Missouri (285-286-286=857); 2. Tennessee (280-287-291=858); 3. UNCW (289-289-281=859); 4. Memphis (280-291-289=860); 5. Virginia (284-286-291=861); T6. Wake Forest (285-290-287=862); Coastal Carolina (291-282-289=862); 8. Virginia Tech (289-283-297=869); 9. East Tennessee (288-297-287=872); 10. Penn State (294-296-289=879); 11. Army (289-300-292=881); 12. Furman (302-293-293=888); 13. Pepperdine (295-291-304=890)

Individual Standings: 1. Grant Milner, MEM (67-67-72=206); 2. Evan Beck, WFU (70-69-69=208); 3. Emilio Cuartero, MU (71-70-69=210); T4. Payne McLeod, UNCW (71-73-67=211); Rick Lamb, TENN (67-73-71=211); T6. Roberto Ballesteros, CCU (73-68-71=212); Mac McLaughlin, UVA (72-68-72=212); T8. Jace Long, MU (70-70-73=213); Grayson Murray*, WFU (70-72-71=213); Sebastian Soderberg, CCU (71-70-72=213)