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No. 23 MSU Wraps Year With 10th-Place Finish At NCAA Regional

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Joe Sakulpolphaisan shot a final-round 72 to pace MSU at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Mississippi State’s men’s golf team closed one of the best seasons in school history with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday.

Coach Clay Homan’s 23rd-ranked squad had its best round of the regional, carding a 9-over-par 297 to end the three-round event at The University Club with a 45-over 909.

“This is not the way we wanted the season to end, but we played hard until the end. We just didn’t play well enough this week,” Homan said. “We still have so much to be proud of because we accomplished an awful lot this year. I know we will be back in this position next year and will use this experience to out benefit in the future.”

Behind a roster that included just one senior in Robi Calvesbert, the Bulldogs wrapped a record-setting season that saw the squad claim a school-best four tournament wins.

Alabama shot a tournament-low 282 to claim the top spot with a 4-over 868.

Junior Joe Sakulpolphaisan carded his best round of the tournament Saturday, shooting an even-par 72 to finish the three-day event tied for 28th at 10-over 226. Fellow junior Barrett Edens shot a 2-over 74 on Saturday to finish tied for 30th, one stroke back of Sakulpolphaisan at 11-over (227).

Junior Chad Ramey finished the tournament tied for 40th at 14-over 230 after carding a 77 for the final round.

Axel Boasson carded a final-round 75 to finish the tournament tied for 51st with a 233 (+17). Calvesbert tied Boasson following a closing-round 76.


Course:The University Club: NCAA Men's Regional 2013     Par 72 - 7436 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
2 Alabama
+4 F   -6 296 290 282 868
2
10 Florida
+10 F   +8 286 292 296 874
3
17 LSU
+26 F   +5 303 294 293 890
4
38 Tennessee
+28 F  E 300 304 288 892
5
50 Coastal Carolina
+30 F   +9 302 295 297 894
The top 5 teams advance to the Championship
(Ties will be resolved.)
T6
26 Houston
+32 F   +12 300 296 300 896
T6
47 South Alabama
+32 F   +15 296 297 303 896
8
35 Northwestern
+43 F   +12 303 304 300 907
9
  UAB
+44 F   +12 308 300 300 908
10
23 Miss. State
+45 F   +9 310 302 297 909
11
  Wichita State
+56 F   +19 304 309 307 920
12
  Southeastern Louisiana
+61 F   +20 308 309 308 925
13
  Houston Baptist
+69 F   +21 313 311 309 933


Mississippi State Individual Results

T28. Joe Sakulpolphaisan     79-75-72=226, +10

T30. Barrett Edens                80-73-74=227, +11

T40. Chad Ramey                 75-78-77=230, +14

T51. Axel Boasson                76-82-75=233, +17

T54. Robi Calvesbert            81-76-76=233, +17


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