Eagles tie for sixth in C-USA Championship
In Edmond, Oklahoma, the Southern Miss men’s golf team finished sixth in the 2014 Conference USA Championship tournament.
The tournament was played at the par-70, Oak Tree Golf Club. The Golden Eagles shot 298 in the first, 288 in the second and a 300 in the third round to finish at 46-over par for the tournament.
Senior Trent Hillis shot a 73, the best score for the Golden Eagles during the first round and his best score of the tournament. He finished 21-over par in 52nd place.
Junior Casey Fernandez finished the tournament tied at 10th place, his career-best finish. During the second round, he shot a 69, the best score by any Southern Miss player for the round. He ended the tournament, shooting a 73.
Senior Kevin Brady finished 26-over par, in 63rd place. His best score for the tournament came in round two, shooting a 70. However, in round three, he finished with an 80.
Sophomore Kevin Jordan finished in 30th place at 12-over par. Jordan capped off the event shooting a 72. This was his team-leading seventh round of par or better for the year.
Sophomore Drew Kirby shot a 74 in round one and 75 in both of the final two rounds to finish the tournament 14-over par.
Rice shot 21-over par to win the tournament. The University of Alabama at Birmingham came in second-place, one shot below the Owls.
The C-USA tournament concludes the season for the Golden Eagles.