Suri leads Duke to Rod Myers Invitational title
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Duke dominated its own Rod Myers Invitational, winning the team title by 12 shots while senior Julian Suri successfully defended his individual title.
The Blue Devils shot 12-under 852 (287-287-278) to easily beat in-state rivalry North Carolina (288-293-283). Charlotte finished third at 3-over 867, with Liberty taking fourth place at 8 over par.
The victory was Duke’s second in three starts this season. The Blue Devils also won UNC’s Tar Heel Intercollegiate, and finished fourth at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational. Duke was ranked 18th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings entering the Rod Myers Invitational.
Suri, a 2012 honorable mention All-America and the 2011 Rod Myers Invitational individual medalist, shot 7-under 209 (70-69-70), but bogeyed his final hole to share the Rod Myers individual title with North Carolina senior Clark Palmer (69-70-70).
Suri has finished in the top-10 in all three starts this season. He was T-10 at the Tar Heel and T-7 at Olympia Fields.
Charlotte senior Braeden Cryderman (69-70-73) and Duke senior Adam Sumrall (67-74-71), who played as an individual, tied for third at the Rod Myers Invitational at 4 under.
Duke also received top-10 finishes from senior Brinson Paolini, who finished T-5 at 3-under 213 (71-73-69), and Mads Soegaard, a freshman from Denmark. Soegaard closed with two consecutive 70s to tie for seventh at 214.
Paolini, No. 32 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, has finished in the top-10 in all three starts this season. He was T-6 at the Tar Heel and T-2 at Olympia Fields. The Rod Myers was Soegaard’s second top-10 in his first three collegiate starts (T-4, Tar Heel).