EFSC Titans Second After First Day of National Championship Preview Tournament
By Mark DeCotis // October 13, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s golf team finished Monday’s 36-hole first round of the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Championship Preview tournament tied for second place, seven strokes off the lead.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday at Duran Golf Club in Viera. Spectators are welcome.
Odessa College of Texas leads at 282-287 = 569. Eastern Florida shot 288-288 = 576 to tie Indian Hills Community College of Iowa, which carded 291-285 = 576. McLennan Community College of Texas is fourth at 286-296 = 582.
Individually Vetle Maroy of Odessa leads at 69-70 = 139. Trevor Ulestad of Indian Hills is second at 70-70 = 140 and Marty Ely of Wallace State of Alabama is third at 71-70 = 141.
Eastern Florida’s Kerry Sweeney (72-70 = 142) and Tyler Bennett (70-72 = 142) are tied for fourth.
EFSC’s Bradley Bawden shot 72-73 = 145; Michael Keymont 74-75 = 149 and Corey Herman 78-73 = 151 to round out the team.
Eastern Florida golfers playing as individuals, Michael Stewart shot 77-76 = 153; Josh Postelwait 75-80 = 155; and Taylor Whalen 81-81 = 162.
“We played reasonably well all day but had too many small mistakes that added up to unforced errors,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jamie Howell.
“Against competition such as Odessa, Indian Hills and McLennan a team cannot afford to make unforced errors and expect to come out on top. Tomorrow will be a good test as all three of those teams are very good. If we play well and capitalize on good play we can make up the seven shots.”
Eastern Florida hosts the 2016 national championship tournament at Duran in May.