|UNCW Men's Golf Notebook|
UNCW Men’s Golf Notebook
Last tournament: 3/25-26/13 Seahawk Intercollegiate (Wilmington, N.C.), First place
Next Tournament: 4/6-7/13 at Irish Creek Intercollegiate (Charlotte, N.C.)
CAA Golfer-of-the-Week Nominee
Payne McLeod, Junior, Reidsville, N.C./Reidsville
- McLeod earned his first collegiate tournament victory with a five-shot victory amid blustery conditions at the Seahawk Intercollegiate. It was his third top-5 finish of the season. McLeod (72-71=143) was the lone golfer to card a below-par score with a one-under 71. McLeod’s win included six golfers from Golf Week’s top 100, including two in the top 50. The Seahawks earned their first tournament win of the season with a one-stroke victory over 21st-ranked Kent State.
All seven Seahawks competed at the Seahawk Intercollegiate … Joining McLeod in the top-10 was junior Josh Woodfox (71-80=151), who tied for 10th … Sophomore Dylan Harris (74-78=152) continued his strong play, tying for 14th … For UNCW, it was the program’s second Seahawk Intercollegiate win in the four-year history of the tournament … For Head Coach Matt Clark, it was his seventh tournament win with the Seahawks and his 14th overall … McLeod (72.98) holds a narrow lead over former Seahawk standout Josh Brock (72.99) for the program’s all-time scoring average lead … McLeod moved into a tie for fourth on UNCW’s all-time top-10 finishes list.
The Seahawks will be playing their final tournament prior to the CAA Championships when they compete at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Charlotte.