Men's Golf wins Pinetree Intercollegiate, Beck medals
Sophomore Jimmy Beck notched his first career title as he and the Owls won the Pinetree…
Georgia (Oct 24, 2012) — Sophomore Jimmy Beck notched his first career title as he and the Owls won the Pinetree Intercollegiate this week with a three round total of four-under-par, 860 at the par 72, 7108 yard Pinetree Country Club.
The team bested second place Ball State by 24 strokes, en route to posting the team’s top 54-hole score of the season. Firing a 289-282-289, the men finished with all five competitors inside the top 10 including the top three spots.
Beck led the Black and Gold with a seven-under-par, 209 that included a second round of 65, -7 that set the Pinetree Country Club course record. Finishing with six strokes in between him and second place, Beck becomes the fifth Kennesaw State golfer to garner individual medalist honors.
“I am very proud of what the team and I was able to accomplish this week,” Beck stated. “Finishing under par as a whole this week was a feat in itself, and it shows that this team is capable of accomplishing anything we set our minds to do.”
Seniors Ben Greene and Sam Curtis helped pace the team through the final round as Greene carded a 72, E, while Curtis carded his best round as a collegiate golfer with a 70, -2. With a total of 219, +3, Curtis recorded the top finish of his career while Ben Greene (215, -1) finished second for his fourth career top-five finish.
Austin Vick also recorded a career best performance after he tied for 8th, shooting a seven-over-par, 223. Vick posted one of the tournaments nine subpar rounds in the second round with a two-under-par, 70. Senior Peder Lunde Hermansson rounded out the scoring for the Owls with a nine-over-par, 225 for his second consecutive top-10 finish of 2012.
“Words can not accurately describe how proud I am of this team,” Head Coach Jay Moseley said. “They performed brilliantly this week and did it with class. It isn’t always easy to play well and win at home, but the guys executed and with a total team effort we defended our home course with a title.”
The Owls will resume play in the spring when the open at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 28. Keep up with Owls men’s golf by following KSU on Twitter at @KSUOwlNation at @KSUOwlsMensGolf, or by liking Kennesaw State Owls on Facebook.
Kennesaw State University is celebrating 30 years of intercollegiate athletics during
the 2012-13 academic year.
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