ETSU continues super spring with A-Sun win
Special guest Vincenzo Salina, a senior at Georgetown, joins Ringler and Wildman to discuss conference championship madness.
East Tennessee State set a school record capturing its fourth spring-season title Wednesday at the Atlantic Sun Championship.
The victory marked the 22nd conference title for the men’s program and second A-Sun crown (2007, ‘10).
The Buccaneers, No. 33 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, closed with an even-par 288 at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga., to finish at 5-under 859. No. 96 Florida Gulf Coast (282) was second at 863 and No. 20 North Florida (293) was third at 867.
ETSU senior Seamus Power carded a final-round 67 to win the individual title at 6-under 210. Junior Rhys Enoch (75), the second-round co-leader, tied for sixth with junior Paul O’Kane (74). Sophomore Michael Stewart (72) tied for eighth.
Power is the fifth player in the 32-year history of the championship to earn medalist honors twice (2007, ’10), joining Hal Sutton, Oliver Thomson, Josh Broadaway and Duncan Stewart.
“It was a great one to win,” said Power, who has won five individual tournaments in his ETSU career. “This was the first time in four years we were not the favorites going in, so to be the underdog and get it done is a great feeling.”
Florida Gulf Coast’s Brandon Pena made six birdies and in eagle in his final 10 holes en route to a 65, the lowest third-round total in A-Sun Championship history. He tied for second.
ETSU earned the conference’s automatic bid into NCAA regional play. UNF expects to receive an at-large selection when the postseason field is announced May 10.