Innisbrook, Fla. – The Collee of Coastal Georgia men's golf team ended up finishing fifth Tuesday at the USCB Innisbrook Invitational.
Coastal Georgia shot 309 in the final round of the 54-hole event for a 909 score that left them 18 shots back of top-ranked Oklahoma City which won the event with an 891 score.
The fifth-ranked Mariners started the day just six strokes back of the Stars who shot a third straight 297 to close out the victory after taking the lead into the final day.
Second-ranked Dalton State finished a stroke back at 892 while Johnson & Wales was third at 899 and host USC-Beaufort was fourth at 903.
"The conditions were tougher today but Johnson & Wales, Dalton State and Oklahoma City all broke 300 as a team and that separated them from the rest of the field. No one else really came close to breaking 300. All in all, we did not play very well in windy conditions. We have to get tougher if we are going to beat Oklahoma City and Dalton State."
Mark David Johnson finished as the low man for the Mariners as he finished at 12-over 225 with scores of 72-71-82 to tie for 11th. Eamon Owen followed him at 229 with scores of 87-72-70 to finish tied for 22nd.
"Eamon did play one of the best rounds of his career, and although he had a tough day, Mark David Johnson had another good finish for us," Cook noted.
Owen's third-round score tied the low round of the day which was also posted by Rupert Kaminski from Oklahoma City who won the individual title with a 1-over 213 score. He started the day in third, but erased a three-stroke deficit to finish a shot ahead of Newport Laparojkit from USCB who fell out of the lead after shooting 74 and finishing at 215.
Also for the Mariners, Kyle Kidd finished tied for 26th at 230 with scores of 77-74-79, Chip Thompson tied for 40th at 235 with scores of 78-79-78 and Shaun Margeson tied for 74th at 246 with scores of 77-86-83.
Coastal Georgia will return to action on Oct. 23 at the Dave Adamonis Sr. Invitational in Doral, Fla.