Salem, S.C. – Sophomore Michael Coe and freshman Tumi Kúld both finished tied for 58th overall to lead Western Carolina at the Clemson Invitational as the Catamounts came home 15th overall, slipping two spots in the final standings on Sunday at the par-72, 7,103-yard course at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls.
Coe carded a final-round 5-over par 77, countering five holes over par with three birdies, while Kúld posted a pair of double-bogeys and two bogeys for a 6-over par 78 over the final round as the two finished with matching scores of 225. Coe led the team with 11 birdies on the weekend.
Senior George Whitbread climbed seven spots in the final individual standings, shooting 1-over par 73 on Sunday for a three-day tally of 228. He countered a double-bogey and two bogeys with three birdies over the final 18 holes. Sophomore Zach Caudill posted his best round of the tournament with a 4-over 76 for a three-day score of 230 that included 10 birdies with freshman Louis Theys finishing tied for 78th overall at 232.
Georgia Tech cruised to an 11-stroke victory over second-place Duke, posting an impressive score of 52-under par, 812, while the Blue Devils were 41-under at 823 collectively as a team. Georgia slipped into third with a score of 830 with Clemson (836) and Virginia (842) rounding out the top five.
Bryson Nimmer of the host Clemson Tigers jumped three spots in the final standings with a final-round 64, edging Duke’s Adrien Pendaries by a stroke, 199-to-200.
Western Carolina returns to action at its penultimate event on Monday, April 15, traveling to Athens, Ga., for the Southern Intercollegiate. The one-day, 36-hole competition will be played at the Athens Country Club with the 2019 Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship scheduled for April 21-23.
15th – Western Carolina – 304-289-304 = 897
T58th – Tumi Kúld – 77-70-78 = 225
T58th – Michael Coe – 74-74-77 = 225
T68th – George Whitbread – 83-72-73 = 228
T72nd – Zach Caudill – 77-77-76 = 230
T78th – Louis Theys – 76-73-83 = 232