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Stanislaus golf falls short of expectations at nationals
CSUS golf
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The shortened tournament field of 15 teams and 82 total players avoided the severe weather and managed to complete play at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championships on Friday. Cal State Stanislaus moved up another spot to finish 13th.
Trevor Blair was the top Warrior for the four-round tournament at the par 72, 7173-yard Sagamore Golf Club just outside of Indianapolis. Blair shot a 77 on Friday to close out the week with a +18, 306 to finish tied for 23rd.
Cyril Bouniol of Abilene Christian was the only player with an under-par total of three-under 285 to win the national title.
Florida Southern rallied with a 19-over par on Friday to win the team trophy for its 10th Division II championship. Chico State held an one-stroke lead after three rounds of play and ended up in third. Central Missouri was second. Sonoma State, the 2009 champion, placed fourth. Top-ranked Barry had the best day as the only team with a single-digit over-score with a 9-over to finish fifth.
J.T. Cockerill turned in his best round of the week today with a 5-over as he had four birdies. However he took a nine on a par-3 No. 4 to tally 319 for the tournament. Teddy Schrier shot a 78 to finish with a 321. Joseph Stewart finished with a 333 total after an 87 on Friday.
Top-ranked individual Brandon Taylor wrapped up his week with an 81 to finish tied for 50th at 314.
For the fourth straight day, the Warriors were in the 300s as a team with a 25-overall 313 on Friday. Stanislaus finished at plus-100, 1252, the highest total for CSUS during a Division II national tournament. The last time the Warriors placed as high as 13th was in 1999 at Valdosta, Ga., where Florida Southern captured its eighth championship.
The 20-team tournament field was cut late Thursday night due to the pending severe weather in the Mid-West to allow the 15 teams and a total of 82 players remaining time to complete play.