Mary's (Calif.) and Houston shared the tournament title in 2011, both carding
a three-round total of 870 ... UTA's Paul McConnell earned medalist honors
by one stroke over Houston's James Ross ... The tournament began in 2006,
this will be the seventh edition.
Seahawks are making their first appearance at the Fighting Irish Gridiron
College, Gonzaga, Houston, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Notre Dame,
San Francisco, Toledo, UNCW, UT Arlington, Xavier
of Tennessee Intercollegiate, hosted by East Tennessee (Johnson City,
Tenn.) Oct. 12-14.
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Carolina - The Seahawks head to South Bend, Indiana, this weekend where
they'll compete in the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, hosted by Notre
The Seahawks, through two
tournaments, are the top-ranked team in the Colonial Athletic Association in
Golfstat.com's initial rankings for the 2012-13 season.
UNCW is coming off a sixth-place
finish at the Rees Jones Invitational last weekend. The Seahawks struggled in
the opening round carding a 309, but ralled in the second round with a 303 and
moved into the upper half of the standings with a 298 in the third and final
Igniting the surge in the
final two rounds was senior Thomas Bass, who in the final round jumped 20 spots
on the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 11th. Joining Bass in the top-20 was
junior Payne McLeod, who placed 18th.
The Seahawks will be paired
with golfers from UT Arlington and Boston College in the first round. They will
tee off at noon on Sunday.
The Seahawks will have a
short turnaround before their next tournament when they visit Johnson City,
Tenn., for the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Oct. 12-14.