Saturday, April 23, 2016
Augusta Wins MEAC Championship, Robin Petersson Wins Back-to-Back Title
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- The No. 30 Augusta Jaguars claimed the top five spots individually to win their second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship with a commanding 30-under par performance on Saturday at Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, Ga. With the win, Augusta earns an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and awaits the regional selection show.
On the par-72, 6,748-yard course, the Jaguars slowly built their lead across each round and finished 30-under par to claim the title. Bethune-Cookman took second (+3), Florida A&M third (+42), Savannah State fourth (+60), North Carolina Central fifth (+63), Maryland Eastern Shore sixth (+95), and Hampton seventh (+137).
The Jaguars combined for 29 birdies in round three and improved by 10 shots from one round two to round three with a 270 (-18). For the second straight year, Jags senior Robin Petersson was named the Most Outstanding Player for winning the MEAC Championship in back-to-back years.
Petersson shot his second 69 (-3) of the event to finish 11-under par.
Sophomore Broc Everett tied the low round school record for Augusta University since 1993-94 with a 64 (-8) in round three. Everett had nine birdies in round two and took second overall seven below par.
Junior Jake Marriott finished sixth under to take third in the 32-man field with a round-three 71 (-1) and senior Maverick Antcliff came on strong in the final round and dropped six strokes for a 66 (-6) to card fourth.
Rounding out the Jags and taking a tie for fifth was junior Emmanuel Kountakis who posted a 71 for his low round across the event to end up even par for 54 holes.
MEAC (Final Scores – JAGUARS)
COURTESY AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS