ECU Men’s Golf Finishes Fifth At Rees Jones Invitational

Al Dickens leads four Pirates in the top 20 with an 11th-place finish

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DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC September 24, 2013 – The East Carolina men’s golf team finished fifth at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, which concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Haig Point Club.

Al Dickens

The Pirates finished with a three-day total of 35-over 899 (298-292-309), one stroke ahead of fellow Conference USA member Middle Tennessee and five strokes back of fourth-place UNC Wilmington.

Kennesaw State claimed the team title by two strokes over South Florida and South Carolina, who tied for second. KSU finished the tournament with a final tally of 21-over 885, while Bulls and Gamecocks each fired a 23-over 887.

South Florida’s Chase Koepka led wire-to-wire to earn individual medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 4-under 212. UNCW’s Payne McLeod finished as the runner-up at par 216.

Al Dickens

Al Dickens

ECU had four players finish in the top 20, led by redshirt sophomore Al Dickens who posted his first career top 20 finish. Dickens shot 5-over during the final round to finish tied for 11th at 5-over 221. Senior Ryan Eibner carded a third round 76 to move up four places and finish tied for 16th at 8-over 224.

Senior Eric Brady and sophomore Jacob Hicks, who was playing as an individual, were part of a five-way tie for 19th at 9-over 225. Brady turned in a 5-over 77 Tuesday, while Hicks posted his best round of the tournament with a 1-over 73.

Pirate sophomore George Kilgore fired a 10-over 82 during round three to finish tied for 44th at 18-over and redshirt freshman Josh Chandler came home tied for 62nd with a cumulative score of 239.

ECU will return to the links Oct. 7-8 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on the Centennial Campus of NC State.

 Team 1 2 3 Total
1. Kennesaw State 290 297 298 885
2. South Florida 286 297 304 887
3. South Carolina 298 290 299 887
4. UNC Wilmington 296 293 305 894
5.  East Carolina 298 292 309 899
 ECU Players 1 2 3 Total
T11. A. Dickens 70 74 77 221
T16. R. Eibner 76 72 76 224
T19. E. Brady 75 73 77 225
T19. J. Hicks 76 76 73 225
T44. G. Kilgore 79 73 82 234
62. J. Chandler 77 83 79 239