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Eagles tie for sixth in C-USA Championship


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Junior Casey Fernandez tied his career-best finish for 10th place at the C-USA Championship yesterday. Overall, the Eagles tied for sixth place.

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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.

Wilton Jacksonhttp://wiltonjackson.wix.com/wiltonjacksonpage
Wilton is a senior broadcast journalism student with a minor in Spanish at the University of Southern Mississippi. He serves as a sports reporter the Printz and HubCityTV. He also writes for other sports publications and serves as the Vice President of Broadcast for the Southern Miss Association of Black Journalists.

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