Eastern Florida State’s Brad Bawden Wins First Golf Medal In Sudden Death Playoff

By  //  September 16, 2016

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Bawden shot 72-68-69 for a 209, 5-under par

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Eastern Florida State College sophomore Brad Bawden picked up his first individual medalist title with a couple of big putts at the Wallace State Fall Invitational Tuesday in Alabama. Bawden finished the three rounds with a 72-68-69 for a 209, helping Eastern Florida State College finish fourth in the two-day invitational. Central Alabama won the team title with an 852 while Mississippi Gulf Coast finished five strokes behind. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida State College sophomore Brad Bawden picked up his first individual medalist title with a couple of big putts at the Wallace State Fall Invitational this week in Alabama.

The Hockley, England native dropped an eight-foot putt for birdie on his final hole to finish with a three-under 69 and force a playoff with Wallace State’s Garrett Senia.

Bradley Bawden

Bradley Bawden

Bawden would then sink an 18-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole to capture the medalist honors.

Bawden finished the three rounds with a 72-68-69 for a 209, helping Eastern Florida State College finish fourth in the two-day invitational.

Central Alabama won the team title with an 852 while Mississippi Gulf Coast finished five strokes behind.

Freshmen Kyle Decenzo finished with a 217 while Fraser Davren shot a 218. Ryan Rozic finished with a 225 and Michael Stewart had a 228.

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“Awesome job by Brad Bawden!” Eastern Florida State College men’s golf coach Jamie Howell said.

“Tough day for the team but a lot to build on before our next event in Brewton, Alabama in two weeks.”

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