Sept. 26, 2010
Mason Rudolph Championship - Final Results
Franklin, Tenn. - The Western Carolina men's golf team finished 15th at the Mason Rudolph Championship which concluded Sunday afternoon at the par-71, 7,100-yard South Course of the Vanderbilt Legends Club. WCU dropped from 12th place after the second round after posting a score of 302 collectively over the final 18 holes, finishing with a three-round score of 889.
The Catamounts were led by junior transfer Ryan Booth, who slipped from third after the opening round into an eight-way tie for 41st after the final hole with a six-over, 219. Freshman Collin Witiak finished tied for 57th overall with a nine-over, 222. The Columbia, S.C., native finished with an even-par score on the par-3 holes for the tournament, tied for 12th among the 90-golfer field.
Rounding out WCU's finishers was freshman Jack Walsh in a tie for 72nd (227) while classmate Greg Bunner was tied for 82nd with a score of 230.
WCU played without junior Kyle Wilson who withdrew from Friday's opening round, returned to card 73 in the second and finished with a 74 in the final 18 holes.
Memphis led from start-to-finish, carding a final round 284 to edge South Carolina by two strokes, 842-to-844, in the final standings. Mississippi rallied to third, five strokes off the pace at 847, with Oklahoma (848) and Middle Tennessee State (850) rounding out the top five teams.
Southern Conference foes Chattanooga and Davidson College both finished tied for seventh with matching scores of 858,
Jack Belote of Memphis claimed tournament individual medalist honors, one-stroke ahead of South Carolina's Blaine Woodruff. Belote carded rounds of 66, 69 and 70 to shoot eight-under, 205, while Woodruff was one stroke in arrears after posting rounds of 69, 67 and 70 for 206. Will Kroop of Oklahoma was three strokes off the pace at 208 in third place, while Jonathan Randolph of Mississippi, Adam Hofmann of Vanderbilt and Jonathan Fly of Memphis finished tied for fourth with four-under, 209.
Western Carolina returns to action on October 4-5 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, hosted by North Carolina State at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh.