App State men’s golf finished second at the ECU Intercollegiate at Brook Valley Tuesday. The second-place effort is the seventh consecutive top-three team finish for the Mountaineers.
“Awesome job by the guys this week,” head coach Jason Allison said. “We showed a lot of toughness. Now, we need to get better at embracing the moment when we get a lead. Overall, really pleased with Justin and Jake’s performance this week.”
App State carded an 871 event score behind the lowest team round of the day, a 290. The Mountaineers beat out both an ACC and Big Ten opponent, Boston College and Maryland, en route to second. The Black and Golf also sank the second-most pars during the event, trailing East Carolina’s 183 total by just one.
Sun Belt Conference member Coastal Carolina clinched both the team and individual titles. The Chanticleers posted a final team score of 865 led by Zack Taylor’s 7-under-par showing.
Four Mountaineers placed top 15 or better on the player leaderboard. Jake Lane and Justin Morgan led the App State charge by placing top 10 individually.
Both Lane and Morgan finished tied for sixth with a three-round score of 217. The ECU Intercollegiate was Morgan’s first official start of the spring season and Lane’s 14th top-10 effort of his career.
Sverrir Haraldsson placed top 15 on the player leaderboard for the second consecutive event with his 219 event score.
Dylan Lukes’ 220 was good enough to tie for 19th. Timothius Tirto Tamardi, who led the team in round average entering the tournament, finished one stroke back of Lukes. Tamardi closed his outing tied for 24th individually.
Lukas Jönsson competed as an individual for App State and recorded a top-15 display behind a 219 54-hole total.
App State will take a week off before gearing up for the Irish Creek Intercollegiate, hosted by Charlotte, from Kannapolis, North Carolina on April 2-3.