Sigg Claims Third, Blue Hose Fifth At Wexford Intercollegiate
Sigg (Augusta, Ga.) tied for third at 221 (76, 72, 73), eclipsing his previous collegiate best score of 223 set last spring. Redshirt senior Evan Phillips (Lexington, S.C.) also claimed a top-20 finish, tying for 14th with a three-round score of 226 (74, 77, 75).
Freshman Samuel Jackson (Pelion, S.C.) shot 230 (80, 72, 78) and tied for 28th. Jackson narrowly missed his collegiate best for three rounds but did set a personal best for a single round (72).
Junior Matt Sizemore (Richmond, Va.) finished two strokes back, tied for 38th, at 232 (79, 76, 77). Freshman Harrison Vance (Richmond, Va.) finished his first collegiate tournament at 247 (83, 82, 82) tied for 85th.
Georgia State held off Furman to win the team championship. The Panthers finished at 892 (297, 294, 301) compared to the Paladin's 898 (309, 292, 297). GSU's Damon Stephenson earned individual medalist honors with a three-round tally of 216 (72, 71, 73).
Davidson claimed third place (903) and Louisville fourth (904). PC finished fifth (909; 309, 297, 303), claiming victories over USC-Aiken, William and Mary, Richmond, Francis Marion, Radford, Samford, Ohio, Hartford, Western Carolina, De Paul, Elon, and Marshall.
Statistically the Blue Hose led the tournament with 37 total birdies. Sizemore carded an impressive 10 while Sigg and Phillips contributed nine each. The Blue Hose finished fifth of 17 teams, an improvement from last season when they finished sixth of 14. Radford claimed tenth place at 921 (311, 301, 309) and was the only other Big South team in attendance.
The Blue Hose will next play at the Charleston Shootout, hosted by the College of Charleston at the Links at Stono Ferry from February 26-28.