Wood Picks Up Highest Career Finish At Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
N.C. – Sophomore Ben Wood captured the highest finish of his
Mississippi State career on Sunday, as he climbed 14 spots to finish
sixth overall at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
After firing a
2-over 74 on Saturday, Wood came into Sunday’s final round tied for
22nd overall. The Florence, Ala., native put together an impressive day
by shooting a 3-under 69 and knocking down seven birdies.
shot a 12-over 588 from the Grandover Resort, tying VCU for ninth
place. North Carolina held on to first place with a 5-under 571, giving
the Tar Heels the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate title.
off to the start we wanted to today, going seven under through our
first nine holes,” head coach Clay Homan said. “Unfortunately, we
couldn't keep it going and stumbled down the stretch. Ben Wood gave us
a good outing and was in contention to win, so hopefully he can gain
confidence from what he did well today.”
The Greensboro area was
blanketed with a heavy frost on Saturday morning, causing the tee time
to be delayed until 10 a.m. CST for golfers. Because of the time lost,
tournament officials decided to change the previous three-round format
to a two-round format.
Thailand native and Bulldog senior Joe
Sakulpolphaisan put together a 1-over 73 on Sunday to aid his 4-over
148 total score, giving him a 30th place card.
Ramey and Barrett Edens each shot a 7-over 151 over the weekend to tie
for 52nd overall at the Bridgestone, as true freshman Ben Follett-Smith
turned in a 10-over 154 to tie for 64th.
Homan’s squad will wrap up the fall season in style from Hawaii on Nov. 4-6, for the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational.
Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
Final Team Results
North Carolina (288+283=571, -5); 2. Chattanooga (291+286=577, +1); 3.
No. 33 Memphis (297+283=580, +4); 4 No. 10 Virginia Tech (291+291=582,
+6); T5. No. 31 Purdue (296+288=584, +8); T5. Georgia State
(304+280=584, +8); 7. UNCG (290+295=585, +9); 8. Washington State
(293+294=587, +11); T9 VCU (296+292=588, +12); T9. Mississippi State
(298+290=588, +12); 11. N.C. State (292+300=592, +16); T12. William
& Mary (302+291=593, +17); T12. No. 30 Iowa State (305+288=593,
+17); 14. High Point (309+303=612, +36)
MSU Player Results
T30. Joe Sakulpolphaisan (75+73=148, +4)