Golf Opens Fall Season With 7th-Place Finish at Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate
Sept. 7, 2009
VERONA, NY -- GW senior Cole Turner matched his career-low round of 67 in Sunday's second round and shot a 76 in Monday's third round to tie for seventh among the 65-player field in the season-opening Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate at Verona, NY.
As a team, GW tied for seventh in the 13-team event which was played Sunday and Monday at the 7,105-yard, par 72 Kaluhyat Golf Course. Kaluhyat has a slope of 150 and is rated the most difficult course in the state of New York, which includes Bethpage Black, two-time host of the U.S. Open. The Colonials' 926 (322-304-300) tied the University of Hartford (297-318-311) for seventh place both at 62 over par.
Turner shaved 14 strokes off of his first-round 81 Sunday morning and finished with an eight-over-par 224 (81-67-76). His 67 on Sunday was the lowest of the 195 total rounds played in the tournament. He also turned in a 67 in the first round of the 2008 ODU-Seascape Invitational last October.
GW senior Sebastian Palomares the second-lowest Colonial after carding a 237 (81-81-75), which tied him with two others for 31st place among the 65-golfer field. The event also marked the collegiate debut of freshman Taylor Fuqua who stood in a tie for 22nd place after two rounds before a third-round 91 dropped him into a tie for 51st.
The host Missouri Tigers won the event with a +21 885, 12 strokes ahead of second-place Richmond (897). Missouri's Stuart Ballingall won medalist honors with a one-under 215 (69-75-71) to edge Oakland's Michael Coriasso (216--70-73-73) by a stroke.
The Colonials next compete in the Navy Fall Classic, this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, at Annapolis, MD.
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