Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Western Carolina slipped one spot in the final standings on the final day of competition, coming home 13th overall with a team score of 879 at the 2016 Golfweek Program Challenge which concluded Tuesday at the par-72, 6,982-yard True Blue Plantation.
Closing with a final round even-par, 72, junior transfer Dylan MacQueen paced the Catamount scoring five in a tie for 37th overall with a three-round score of 217. The Woodstock, Ontario, native led WCU -- and ranked tied for eighth in the field -- with 14 birdies including four on Tuesday. He opened the tournament with a 3-under par, 69, on Sunday.
Sophomore Mark David Johnson and junior teammate Jackson Bishop finished three-strokes behind MacQueen in a two-way tie for 49th overall at 220. Johnson finished Tuesday with a 2-over par, 74, while Bishop -- who fired a career-low round of 67 on Monday -- shot 78 over the final 18 holes. In addition to his 33 pars and 11 birdies, Johnson was one of 16 golfers to chart an eagle over the three-day event.
Second-year striker Lawson King slid into a tie for 56th overall after his second-straight round of 3-over par, 75, to shoot 222 collectively. The Gainesville, Ga., product paced the Catamount squad with 38 pars over the 54-hole event, ranking tied for eighth in the 80-golfer field. Senior Evan Smith rounded out the Catamount scoring five in a tie for 78th overall at 239.
Second-round team leader, Jacksonville, carded a final team round of 275 to claim a four-stroke victory over runner-up, Campbell. The Dolphins posted a three-day score of 832 while the Camels shot 836 collectively as a team. Gardner-Webb jumped three spots in the final round to finish tied with James Madison 10-strokes off the pace at 842, with Southern Conference-member, Mercer, rounding out the top five teams at 844.
Individually, Jacksonville's David Wicks rallied two spots on the final day to claim individual medalist honors, edging second-round co-leader, Camilo Aguado of Jacksonville State, by two strokes, 203-to-205.
Overall, Campbell claimed its fifth Golfweek Program Challenge championship as both its men's and women's squads finished in the runner-up spot in their respective team championships. The Camels posted a combined score of 1,722 (836-886), while second-place Jacksonville finished with a three-day combined score of 1,727 (832-895). Boston College, which won the women's team title, finished third overall at 1,735 (870-865) with James Madison (1,744) and Jacksonville State (1,749) rounding out the top five.
The Catamount men and women's squad posted a combined event score of 1,817 -- 938 by the women and 879 by the men -- finishing 13th overall.
Western Carolina returns to action Sept. 26-27 at the Memphis Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Memphis at the Colonial Country Club.