FMU improves to 7th at Wexford Intercollegiate

FMU improves to 7th at Wexford Intercollegiate

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Sophomore Lars Sandvoll fired an even-par 72 and juniors Alessandro Caselli and Callum McGuigan each shot 73 to rally Francis Marion University to a seventh-place finish at the Patriots' own 12th-annual Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Golf Tournament on Tuesday (Feb. 28).

The 54-hole event was held on the 6,913 yards, par 72 Wexford Plantation course.

Gardner-Webb University, which stood third after Monday's play, carded a 293 score to capture the team championship.  The Runnin' Bulldogs finished four strokes ahead of Winthrop University and six strokes ahead of both USC Aiken and Radford University.

Francis Marion also registered a 293 score over the final 18 holes to move up five spots and finished in a tie with Mercer University with a 899 tally.

Junior Marc Casullo shot a final-round 75 to finish in a tie for 15th position at 75-72-75=222, while Caselli (76-74-73=223) tied for 19th place, McGuigan (77-79-73=229) tied for 43rd, Sandvoll (82-77-72=231) tied for 49th, and freshman Haakon Andersen (79-76-80=235) tied for 66th position.

Caselli's final 18 holes included four birdies.

Myles Creighton of Radford shot a final-round 68 to capture medalist honors with a 71-73-68=212 scorecard, three strokes ahead of GWU's Vincent Blanchette.

Francis Marion will return to action this weekend at USCA's Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament with 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday.

12th-annual Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Tournament
Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27-28, 2017, on Hilton Head Island, SC
The Wexford Plantation course, 6,913 yards, par 72

Team Scores
1     Gardner-Webb       298-291-293=882
2     Winthrop              304-289-293=886
T3   USC Aiken             298-290-300=888
T3   Radford                301-287-300=888
5     Akron, U. of          297-298-296=891
6     Cleveland State     307-291-294=892
T7   Francis Marion       307-299-293=899
T7   Mercer                 300-295-304=899
9     High Point             304-295-302=901
10   Wofford College      298-307-299=904
T11 Davidson College     301-298-308=907
T11 Dayton                  305-304-298=907
T11 Eastern Kentucky     307-298-302=907
14   Presbyterian College 308-303-300=911
15   Oakland                 303-315-298=916
16   Siena College          314-302-317=933
17   Dartmouth              318-310-308=936
18   Hartford                 323-312-309=944

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