Wilmington, N.C. – The Akron men's golf team fired a final round 303 (+15), but remained in the 12th overall in team scoring with a 936 (+72) 54-hole total at the par-72 Country Club of Landfall for the Seahawk Intercollegiate on Monday.
Kent State won the team championship with an 857 (-7) three-round total, while KSU golfers Josh Whalen and Gisli Sveinbergsson claimed top honors. Whalen earned medalist honors with three rounds of under-par golf, finishing 9-under par with a 207 tournament total, and Sveinbergsson was runner-up with 5-under par 211 performance.
Junior George Baylis (Ascot, England) led Akron's scoring efforts, climbing 13 places on the leaderboard to finish 22nd overall with an even-par 72 final round performance. Baylis finished the event with a 228 (+12) total.
Senior Yann Pfeiffer (Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, France) also turned in an even final round scorecard to move up 16 positions on the leaderboard. Pfeiffer tied for 29th overall with a 230 (+14) tournament total.
Sophomore Elliott Grayson (Shelby, N.C.) finished the final round with a 77 (+5) tally, finishing 43rd overall with a 233 (+17), and freshman Mitchell McFarland (Wheelersburg, Ohio) completed the three-day event with a 70th-best 245 (+29) total.
Rounding out the team scoring was sophomore Jacob Appleby (North Canton, Ohio) with a 252 (+36) effort.
The Zips will be back in action on Sturday-Monday, March 25-27, at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C. Furman University will host the 54-hole event at their Furman University Golf Club, a par-72 course that stretches 6,994 yards.