PINEHURST, N.C. - The Miami University golf team moved up three spots on Tuesday to finish 10th at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. The RedHawks shot a team score of three-over par 287, which was the third-best score by any team in round three. Miami finished the event at 71-over par overall. Ball State won the tournament with a score of 37-over par.
"I think today shows the progress we have made while we were down here this week," said head coach Zac Zedrick. "This was our first stroke play event of the spring, so there was obviously going to be a little rust. However having the opportunity play Pinehurst No. 2 yesterday in major championship conditions was an incredible experience for the boys and will help their development immensely."
Luke Shaughnessy had the best round of the day for the 'Hawks, finishing with an even-par round of 71. Brett Tomfohrde, Scott Cahill and Mark MacDonald each shot rounds of one-over par 72, while Austin Kelly rounded out the team players with a round of 78.
Tomfohrde was Miami's top overall finisher at 14-over par, he tied for 22nd place. Cahill was not far behind, he tied for 36th at 19-over par. Shaughnessy tied for 61st at 25-over par, MacDonald tied for 65th at 26-over par and Kelly tied for 70th at 27-over par.
Brantley Kushner shot a final round score of three-over par 74. He was the top finisher among all golfers playing as individuals this week, tying for 33rd at 18-over par. Daniel Schwarz had a strong round of 73 on Tuesday and finished tied for 61st at 25-over par. Jack Sparling shot a final round 76 and finished tied for 74th at 28-over par.
"We finished the week on a good note," said Zedrick. "We'll take advantage of some additional time down here during spring break to work on some things before heading back to Oxford."
Miami returns to action March 29-31 when it participates in the FAU Spring Break Classic.