Duke claims third title of season at Bulls Bay
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Duke, ranked No. 9 by Golfweek, won the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate on Tuesday, while North Carolina State’s Albin Choi fell two shots short of his fifth victory of the season.
This was Duke’s third victory of the season, and first since its own Rod Myers Invitational. The Blue Devils were coming off a 10th-place finish at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
Duke shot 4-under 284 in the final round at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Andrews, S.C., to finish at 10-over 874, three shots ahead of No. 62 North Carolina State, which shot 283 in the final round.
North Carolina State’s Logan Harrell shot a final-round 66 to win the individual title at 3-under 213, one shot better than Duke’s Austin Cody, who closed with a 67. Harrell transferred mid-season from South Carolina to North Carolina State.
N.C. State’s Albin Choi, No. 13 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished third, two shots behind Harrell. Duke freshman Mads Soegaard also finished third. Both players shot 73 in the final round.
Choi has won four times in nine starts this season. He has finished outside the top 6 just once, a T-20 at the Rod Myers Invitational. Choi, who shared the 36-hole lead at the Hootie, made double-eagle on the par-5 sixth in his first-round 72. He made three bogeys in his final five holes at the Hootie.
No. 41 Missouri, the 36-hole leader, shot 12-over 300 in the final round to finish fourth at 24-over par. Missouri's Jace Long, who also was seeking his fifth victory of the season, finished 17th at the Hootie. Long is No. 34 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.