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    SFA Finishes Tied for 12th at Border Olympics
    Sophomore Major Monzingo led the SFA scorecard at the Border Olympics
    Sophomore Major Monzingo led the SFA scorecard at the Border Olympics

    March 15, 2014

    LAREDO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin closed out its spring break road trip tying for 12th overall at the 2014 Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club. The Lumberjacks fired an 8-over 297 in round three, closing out the competitive event with a 37-over 901.

    Sophomore Major Monzingo was the top SFA finisher, shooting a 1-over 73 in round one to close out the 54-hole event with an 8-over 224 (76-75-73), tying for 37th-place overall. Junior Bradley Phelps shot the low round of the tournament for the ‘Jacks, carding a 2-under 70 in the final round and finished with a 12-over 228 (75-83-70).

    Sophomore Luke Sheehan finished third on the Lumberjack scorecard with a 13-over 229 (78-75-76), one shot ahead of junior Blake Pugh’s 14-over 230 (75-75-80). Redshirt freshman Baxter Ward closed out the SFA scorecard with an 18-over 234 (81-75-78).

    SFA closed out the 54-hole event tied with Southland Conference rival Sam Houston State as the duo both finished three shots back of McNeese State and Air Force (34-over 898), both of which tied for 10th in the team standings. The ‘Jacks were four shots behind Northern Colorado (33-over 897), which finished ninth.

    Host Houston rallied to capture the team title, shooting 8-under over the final 18 holes to finish with a 6-under 858, one shot better than runner-up Oklahoma (5-under 859). Baylor (1-under 863) finished third with Louisiana-Monroe (15-over 879) and UT-San Antonio (19-over 883) rounding out the top-five.

    After competing in two tournaments spanning six days, SFA will take a nine-day hiatus before heading to Little Rock, Ark., competing in the Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic. The 54-hole event gets underway on Monday, March 24th, before wrapping up on Tuesday, March 25th.

    2014 Border Olympics Final Results

    Place Golfer Score
    T-37th Major Monzingo 76-75-73=224 (+8)
    T-61st Bradley Phelps 75-83-70=228 (+12)
    T-64th Luke Sheehan 78-75-76=229 (+13)
    T-70th Blake Pugh 75-75-80=230 (+14)
    T-78th Baxter Ward 81-75-78=234 (+18)
    T-12th Stephen F. Austin 304-300-297=901 (+37)