TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - The North Carolina men's golf team finished seventh with a combined score of 867 at the Seminole Intercollegiate on Sunday after firing a 1-over-par 289 in the third round. Sophomore Bailey Patrick led the Tar Heels with an even par 72 on the day. His 216 combined score tied him for 17th overall.
"The Seminole tournament was a case of not getting adjusted to the Bermuda greens well," head coach Andrew Sapp said. "From tee to green we played well, but we just didn't make enough putts and had a lot of three putts. Everyone had at least one good round, and Bailey notched another top-20 finish. I was also pleased with Keagan's play in only his second start."
Patrick, a Charlotte, N.C., native, shot an even par 72 in all three rounds of the Seminole Intercollegiate. He shot a birdie on hole three and an eagle on the 335-yard, par-four 11th hole to counteract three bogeys on the day. Freshman Keagan Cummings of Dublin, Ireland, shot a 1-over-par 73 to finish with a 217 for the tournament. His score earned him a tied for 26th-place finish. Senior Michael McGowan, a Southern Pines, N.C., native also fired a 73 on Sunday, placing him tied for 34th in the tournament. Sophomore Brandon Dalinka tied for 40th at the Seminole Intercollegiate. Dalinka, of Newtown, Pa., was in 18th place following rounds one and two of the tournament but dropped after shooting an 8-over-par 80 in the third round. Junior Andy Knox of Cary, N.C., finished with the Tar Heels' best round of the day, as he shot a 1-under-par 71. Knox's third round followed two initial rounds of a 79 and 76, pushing the junior to a finish tied in 47th place. Junior Andy Sajevic tied for 26th in the tournament, where he was competing as an individual, after the Fremont, Neb., native fired a 76 in the third round.
Florida State, the tournament's host, came away with a win in the tournament after carding a 25-under-par 839. The Seminoles shot a 278 on Sunday, and were led by tournament winner Daniel Berger. Berger, a sophomore out of Jupiter, Fla., shot a 67, 69 and 69 in the tournament's three respective rounds for the win. Mississippi State carded an 846 to finish second, while Costal Carolina shot a combined 852 for third place.
Up next for the Tar Heels is the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. North Carolina will travel to Awendaw, S.C., and compete from March 24-26. Live scoring will be available on GoHeels.com.