App State men’s golf concluded its 2020 fall slate Tuesday afternoon in the Bash in the Boro, hosted by Georgia Southern. The Mountaineers captured their fourth consecutive top-three team finish.
“I’m really pleased with our fall season and actually excited we even were able to compete, all things considered,” head coach Jason Allison said. “Three third places is not too shabby, and we finished under-par in two of the three events.”
Entering the event, the Mountaineers ranked No. 27 in Golfweek’s collegiate team ratings of teams playing this fall with a 72.90, better than such programs as Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
“As for this week, I thought we ran out of gas a bit,” Allison said. “We struggled to read the greens, but still had some bright spots. Sweppie (Sverrir Haraldsson) has had some good rounds, Tirto is Tirto with his normal strong showing. We just have to focus on eliminating the big numbers moving forward.”
Georgia Southern captured both the team and individual crowns on their home course. With a final team score of 863, App State finished 1-under-par, tying for third alongside Francis Marion.
Timothius Tirto Tamardi led all App State golfers en route to the 12th top-15 finish of his collegiate career, sinking a personal 2020 fall-high of 13 birdies. He finished the event tied for 11th at 1-under-par, a 215. Out of Tamardi’s last 17 rounds of competition, he has carded at or under-par 13 separate times.
Just behind Tamardi on the player leaderboard was fifth-year senior Dylan Lukes. Lukes opened the tournament with a 69, his lowest round of the fall, and went on to post his second top-15 finish of the season. With a 54-hole total of 218, Lukes exited tied for 15th at 2-over-par.
Both Lukas Jönsson and Sverrir Haraldsson produced top-25 efforts, both finishing tied for 21st with a 220.
Jönsson rallied for his fifth top-25 finish thanks to a final round of 71, his lowest round of the fall campaign.
Haraldsson posted career bests across the board, a career-best finish on the player leaderboard (T21), and a career-best, 54-hole total (220). He also tied a career high in made birdies for a single outing with 11.
Rounding out the Mountaineer team of six was Jake Lane and Justin Morgan. Both Lane and Morgan capped the tournament tying for 29th with a final three-round event score of 223.
“I’m definitely excited for the spring and a full schedule,” Allison said. “It should be fun.”