Feb. 24, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's golf team climbed three spots in the final round of the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon to finish 13th in its first tournament of the Spring. The Hawks carded a final-round 309 at the par-72, 6,828-yard course to jump from 16th after Monday's first two rounds, to finish 13th overall in the 16-team field.
Saint Joseph's posted a three-round score of 332-331-309/972, while tournament-winner South Carolina-Aiken finished with a score of 897.
Individually, freshman Jimmy Bea carded a final-round 76 and finished with a three-round score of 81-84-76/241. Sophomore Josh Webb finished three-strokes behind Bea with a score of 86-86-72/244, while junior Zach Smith and sophomore Eric Mitchell tied at 250 with scores of 81-85-84/250 and 90-83-77/250, respectively. Senior Steve Hudacek rounded-out the five-man squad with a score of 84-79-90/253.
Roberto Diaz of South Carolina-Aiken won medalist honors with a score of 70-70-74/214.
Saint Joseph's returns to action March 23-24 at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate.