Baton Rouge, La. -A stellar performance from the Mississippi State men's golf team at the David Toms provides the Bulldogs with another Top 5 finish and improves the 2012 record to 29-7.
"We are much better than what our scores indicated today," head coach Clay Homan said. "The golf course played extremely difficult, but it exposed areas where we need improvements. Chad and Joe both had solid finishes. Ben's final round today really helped a lot. It was positive to come away with a winning record in this tournament."
State turned in a 54-over-par 918, to wrap up play from the University Club. The Bulldogs finished in the Top 5 for the third consecutive time, more than any club since the 2007-2008 campaign. Homan's squad rattled off six-consecutive Top 5 finishes that year on the way to a NCAA Championship berth.
It seems as if junior Chad Ramey is always at the top of the leaderboard for the Maroon and White as of late. The Fulton, Miss., native finished the David Toms with a fourth-place performance, tying his career best as a Bulldog. Ramey's 6-over-par 222 was good enough to continue his streak of Top 25 finishes to 10.
Junior Joe Sakulpolphaisan posted his first Top 10 as a Bulldog on Sunday. The Thailand native's 9-over-par 225 placed him in a tie for sixth-place. Sakulpolphaisan has turned in at least a Top 25 finish in every event he has played for MSU.
In his collegiate-debut for State, true freshman Ben Wood turned in the best score for Homan's squad on Sunday with his 2-over-par 74 effort. The Florence, Ala., native finished tied for 24th with an 18-over-par 234 total score from Baton Rouge.
Rounding out the scorecard for the Bulldogs on Sunday was junior Barrett Edens. The Okolona, Miss native turned in a 244 28-over-par in his second tournament of the year. Sophomore Tyler Smith was disqualified after signing incorrect score on his card.
After returning from Baton Rouge the Bulldogs will shift focus to Birmingham, Ala., where the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate will be hosted by Alabama on Oct. 15-16. Fans who want to keep up with everything Bulldog golf relegated can follow Mississippi State Golf on Twitter @mstateMG and on Facebook at facebook.com/mstateMG.
David Toms- Final Results
October 7, 2012
1. LSU (295+302+300=897, +33); T1. South Alabama (302+295+308=905, +41); 3. Tulsa (306+301+304=911, +47); 4. Mississippi State (304+301+313=918, +54); 5. Louisiana Tech (302+301+317=920, +56); 6. Mississippi (310+299+317=926, +62); 7. UAB (308+302+327=937, +73); 8. Louisiana Lafayette (326+311+319=956, +92); 9. Lamar (320+329+315=964, +100)
MSU Individual Results
4. Chad Ramey 73+72+77= 222, +6
T6. Joe Sakulpolphaisan 74+73+78=225, +9
T24. Ben Wood 82+78+74=234, +18
T44. Barrett Edens 80+80+84=244, +28
54. Tyler Smith 77+78=155, +11