State won by 15 strokes over second-place Central Arkansas, giving the Bulldogs a 96-26-1 record on the season. In the process MSU beat out in-state foes Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Jackson State. The Bulldogs finished 45 strokes better than the host-Rebels.
“It was another great win for our program and gave us some great momentum as we head toward post-season play,” Coach Clay Homan said. “It’s really fun to watch these young men and their development. What’s more encouraging is that they are not even playing to their full potential. I know they feel like they left plenty of shots out there and they know they can do even better. We are playing good team-golf right now and everyone is doing their part to contribute.”
The win for MSU gives the Bulldogs three victories on the season, the most since the 1998-1999 squad. If State can capture victory once again at next week’s Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, it would be the most event wins since 1974-1975.
Homan now has 10 wins as the head coach of the Maroon and White, which ranks as the most wins all-time in MSU history. Second on the list with eight wins is the man who coached Homan at State, Greg Martin.
The 846 total score ranks eighth all-time for lowest-tournament totals. The Bulldogs have hit that total three times this season (Sam Hall, Seminole and BancorpSouth).
The 281 and 279 broke into the Top 10’s of the MSU history book for lowest rounds. The opening-round 281 ranked eighth all-time for first round scores, while the 279 ranked sixth all-time for second round scores.
Boasson picked up a third place finish, which is the second Top five of the season for the junior. Before 2012-2013, Boasson had never finished in the Top five at MSU. The 7-under-par, 209 also guided the Iceland native to his fourth consecutive Top-15 card. Boasson hit 14 birdies to add to his team-best 99 birdies. The Bulldogs rank eighth in the nation for that category as a team.
Thailand native Sakulpolphaisan’s also shot a 7-under-par, 209 to tie with teammate Boasson for a third-place finish; the junior has picked up back-to-back Top-five cards. On the year Sakulpolphaisan has finished with at least a Top-25 card in all tournaments but one, to give him a team-best nine Top-25 finishes.
Former SEC Player of the Week and junior Bulldog Ramey bounced back with a Top-10 card after finishing outside of the Top 25 last tourney. The junior shot a 3-under-par, 213 at Reunion for an eighth-place tie. The Fulton, Miss., native has picked up a team-best six Top 10’s this season.
Just outside of the top ten was senior Robi Calvesbert, who shot a 4-over-par, 220 to tie for a 19th-place finish. Junior Barrett Edens fought back from an opening-round 80 to score a 69 and 75 in the following rounds. Edens finished tied for 32nd at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate.
Next Monday the Bulldogs will host the first-ever home event in the program’s history. The Old Waverly Golf Club will serve as MSU’s home as the Bulldogs host a 14-team tourney on April 8-9.
Live stats will be available through HailState.com. Fans can also follow the men’s golf program through Facebook at facebook.com/mstateMG and on Twitter at @mstateMG.
April 2, 2013
|Course:Reunion Golf Country and Club: Par 72 - 7305 Yards
MSU Individual Results
T3. Joe Sakulpolphaisan (70+68+71=209, -7)
T3. Axel Boasson (69+70+70=209, -7)
8. Chad Ramey (70+72+71=213, -3)
T19. Robi Calvesbert (72+74+74=220, +4)
T32. Barrett Edens (80+69+75=224, +8)