Dalton State Golf Finishes 9th In Daytona

Sunday, April 06, 2014 - by Bob Beavers

Daytona Beach, Fl. – While you would like to win every outing, Dalton State golf coach Ben Rickett was pleased with the progress of our first ever men’s team as they wrapped-up the Spring 2014 season Sunday.

Competing against many of the best small college golfers in the US and Canada, the Roadrunners (290, 302 = 592) finished ninth in the “Bash At The Beach” at the 6,858-yard, par 72, LPGA course here. 

The College of Coastal Georgia (283, 279 = 562) captured the event by one stroke over Johnson & Wales of Florida (286, 277 = 563).

“We weren’t our best today, but it was great getting to play some of the best in the country,” Rickett said. 

“We’ve learned a lot about this team and each other this year,” added Rickett. “I couldn’t be more proud of the work all of the guys have put in. We still have lots we need to work on in the off season, but I am extremely excited about the 2014-15 season.”

Roadrunner linksters Tobi Ebner and Tyler Mitchell each combined Saturday’s opening round 70s with a 75 each on Sunday. Their two-day 145’s each put them in a seven-way tie for 15th

Levi Nix (74, 75= 149), Chase Jones (76, 77 = 153) and Anthony D’Angelo (76, 82 = 158) round out the DS scoring.

Coastal Georgia’s Chase Miller and Allan Bradford finished tied for the individual lead. They each shot a 70 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday to share a 139. Dalton High graduate Miller won a play-off for medalist. 

FINAL      Teams                                        Scores

    1.       Coastal Georgia                 283    279     562

    2.       Johnson & Wales  (FL)    286    277     563            

    3.       British Columbia              294    285     579

    4.       So. Carolina Beaufort      284    296     580

    5.       Webber International     294    288     582

    6.       Wayland Baptist               285    298     583

    7.       Northwood (FL)               300    287     587

    8.       Warner University           296    292     588

    9.       Dalton State                       290    302     592

   10.      Southeastern Univ.         304    294     598

   11.      Embry-Riddle (FL)         302    301     603

   12.      The Master’s College      306   298     604

   13.      Loyola – New Orleans    319   307     626

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