Sheehan Paces SFA at UALR First Tee Classic

Luke Sheehan tied for 11th at the UALR First Tee Classic, his 10th career top-20 finish

March 25, 2014

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Behind top-20 finishes from Luke Sheehan and Baxter Ward, Stephen F. Austin closed out the 2014 Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic tied for sixth among the 14-team field.

SFA posted a 31-over 319 over the final 18 holes of the tournament, closing out the 54-hole event with a 52-over 916, two shots better than Arkansas State (54-over 918). The Lumberjacks tied for sixth with UT-Martin, five shots back of Missouri State (47-over 911), which place fifth.

Sheehan posted the low round of the day for the ‘Jacks, carding a 6-over 78 to finish with a 10-over 226, tying for 11th-place overall. It is the sixth top-20 finish of the season for Sheehan and the 10th of his career.

Ward joined Sheehan among the top-20 of the individual standings, shooting a 7-over 79 in the final round to finish with a 12-over 228. Ward tied for 17th overall, the third top-20 finish of the redshirt freshman’s career.

Sophomore Major Monzingo continued his strong play, shooting a 14-over 230 (79-71-80) to finish tied for 25th overall. Juniors Blake Pugh and Bradley Phelps rounded out the SFA scorecard as Pugh finished with a 17-over 233 (74-76-83) with Phelps carding a 26-over 242 (79-81-82).

Louisiana-Monroe captured the team title with a 25-over 889, besting Southland Conference rival Sam Houston State (29-over 893) by four strokes. Fellow SLC foe McNeese State (31-over 895) finished third with Lipscomb (41-over 905) and Missouri State rounding out the top-five.

SFA has one final tournament remaining in the regular season, heading north to McKinney to compete in the Texas State Jim West Intercollegiate April 7-8. It marks the final tuneup before the 2014 Southland Conference Championships, which will also be held in McKinney April 21-23.

2014 Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic Results

Place Golfer Score
T-11th Luke Sheehan 73-75-78=226 (+10)
T-17th Baxter Ward 75-74-79=228 (+12)
T-25th Major Monzingo 79-71-80=230 (+14)
T-39th Blake Pugh 74-76-83=233 (+17)
T-66th Bradley Phelps 79-81-82=242 (+26)
T-6th Stephen F. Austin 301-296-319=916 (+52)



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