SALEM, Ore. - Lee settled for an 11th-place finish after firing a round of 298 in the NAIA Men's Golf Championships on Friday afternoon. The Flames posted a total score of 1205 in the 72-hole tournament. Oklahoma City University (1176) came from behind to defeat arch-rival Oklahoma Christian (1179) for the team title.
The Flames broke the 300 barrier for the second straight day and three fired identical 2-over 74's. JB Eksteen (302) placed 38th in the medalist competition.
Jeremy Lawson (303) placed 44th. Matt Emery and Hunter Vest came in at 307 and tied for 58th, while Caleb Roberson (86) struggled on Friday and rounded out the Lee scoring with a 314.
"I'm proud of the way we played the last two days," said coach John Maupin. "It was much closer to what this team is capable of. I want to thank our senior class (Brock Rush, Caleb Roberson, Jeremy Lawson) they have done a lot to help grow and improve our program. They have helped us achieve our best two finishes at the national tournaments (10th last year and 11th this year). All the guys played really hard this week and they were forced to, it was not a week for things to ever come easy."
(Victoria, BC) notched an impressive 6-under 66 in the final round and claimed the medalist title with a combined score of 283 on the 6887, par 72 Creekside
Golf Club course.