DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, South Carolina – Seniors Payne McLeod and Stefan Brewer posted their first top-10 finishes of the season as UNCW finished fourth overall at the Rees Jones Invitational on Tuesday at Haig Point.

"The course played tough today with the win affecting the four or five holes nearest to the shore," said UNCW Head Coach Matt Clark. "Our guys competed well all tournament against a tough test. We made some mistakes, but otherwise it was another solid tournament for us."

McLeod held his ground in the final round, finishing four strokes behind Chase Koepka of South Florida. For McLeod, it was his 14th career top-10 finish.

"Payne has always been a great performer for us. He was disappointed with himself last week and worked hard this week to get back in line. This tournament spoke volumes of his passion and being able to rebound."

Brewer, meanwhile, opened the final round in fourth, but was unable to keep his momentum he gained in the second round and finished four-over-par in posting his fourth career top-10 finish.

"Stefan had a great week of golf. He was near the lead early in the third round, but wasn't able to hold on. He's heading in the right direction and has played six solid rounds for us as he keeps working to get better."

Kennesaw State won the tournament by two strokes over South Florida and South Carolina. UNCW finished five strokes behind USF and USC, but edged East Carolina by five strokes.

Senior Ryan Nagy posted UNCW’s best score of the third round with a two-over-par 74.

The Seahawks, who have reached the mid-point of their fall schedule, return to action on Oct. 7-8, at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate in Raleigh, N.C.

UNCW Results: Payne McLeod (71-70-75=216); Stefan Brewer (72-72-76=220); Ryan Nagy (75-77-74=226); Preston Harrington (82-74-80=236); Josh Woodfox (78-77-84=239)

UNCW Individual Results: Thomas Lilly (82-76-84=242)

Birdies for Kaitlyn: 11 (Nagy 4) UNCW recorded 44 birdies for the tournament bringing the season total to 85 through two tournament appearances.

Team Standings: 1. Kennesaw State (290-297-298=885); T2. South Florida (286-297-304=887); T2. South Carolina (298-290-299=887); 4. UNCW (296-293-305=894); 5. East Carolina (298-292-309=899); 6. Middle Tennessee State (299-300-301=900); 7. Liberty (291-305-305=901); 8. Charlotte (291-306-306=903); T9. Winthrop (307-301-301=909); T9. Troy (299-294-316=909); 11. Georgia State (304-299-320=923); 12. Charleston Southern (311-308-331=950)

Individual Standings: 1. Chase Koepka (USF) 68-70-74=212; 2. Payne McLeod (UNCW) 71-70-75=216; 3. Zach Seabolt (WIN) 77-69-71=217; T4. Matthew NeSmith (USC) 72-72-74=218; T4. Austin Vick* (KSU) 74-71-73=218; T6. Jimmy Beck (KSU) 73-70-76=219; T6. Mathieu Fenasse (LIB) 72-75-72=219; T6. Will Murphy (USC) 72-74-73=219; T9. Stefan Brewer (UNCW) 72-72-76=220; T9. Raoul Menard (CHA) 70-75-75=220