Wood Picks Up Highest Career Finish At Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

Share on Fancred
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Photo Courtesy of hailstate.com

Greensboro, N.C. – Sophomore Ben Wood captured the highest finish of his Mississippi State career on Sunday, as he climbed 14 spots to finish sixth overall at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.

After firing a 2-over 74 on Saturday, Wood came into Sunday’s final round tied for 22nd overall. The Florence, Ala., native put together an impressive day by shooting a 3-under 69 and knocking down seven birdies.

MSU shot a 12-over 588 from the Grandover Resort, tying VCU for ninth place. North Carolina held on to first place with a 5-under 571, giving the Tar Heels the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate title. 

“We got off to the start we wanted to today, going seven under through our first nine holes,” head coach Clay Homan said. “Unfortunately, we couldn't keep it going and stumbled down the stretch. Ben Wood gave us a good outing and was in contention to win, so hopefully he can gain confidence from what he did well today.”

The Greensboro area was blanketed with a heavy frost on Saturday morning, causing the tee time to be delayed until 10 a.m. CST for golfers. Because of the time lost, tournament officials decided to change the previous three-round format to a two-round format.

Thailand native and Bulldog senior Joe Sakulpolphaisan put together a 1-over 73 on Sunday to aid his 4-over 148 total score, giving him a 30th place card.

Seniors Chad Ramey and Barrett Edens each shot a 7-over 151 over the weekend to tie for 52nd overall at the Bridgestone, as true freshman Ben Follett-Smith turned in a 10-over 154 to tie for 64th.

Homan’s squad will wrap up the fall season in style from Hawaii on Nov. 4-6, for the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational.

Follow @HailStateMG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for news, photos and anything Bulldog golf related.

                                                                  -HailState.com-

 

Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

Course:Grandover Resort & Conference Center: Grandover Resort - East Course     Par 72 - 7245 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2
1
  North Carolina
-5 F   -5 288 283 571
2
  Chattanooga
+1 F   -2 291 286 577
3
33 Memphis
+4 F   -5 297 283 580
4
10 Virginia Tech
+6 F   +3 291 291 582
T5
31 Purdue
+8 F  E 296 288 584
T5
  Georgia State
+8 F   -8 304 280 584
7
  UNCG
+9 F   +7 290 295 585
8
  Washington State
+11 F   +6 293 294 587
T9
  VCU
+12 F   +4 296 292 588
T9
  Mississippi State
+12 F   +2 298 290 588
11
  North Carolina State
+16 F   +12 292 300 592
T12
  William & Mary
+17 F   +3 302 291 593
T12
30 Iowa State
+17 F  E 305 288 593
14
  High Point
+36 F   +15 309 303 612

MSU Player Results

T6.       Ben Wood                      (74+69=143, -1)

T30.      Joe Sakulpolphaisan       (75+73=148, +4)

T52.      Chad Ramey                   (72+79=151, +7)

T52.      Barrett Edens                   (77+74=151, +7)

T64.      Ben Follett-Smith              (80+74=154, +10)


More from HAILSTATE GOLF (M)

advertisement
STAY CONNECTED
advertisement
PrimeSports Orange Bowl
Columbus Orthopaedic
MDOT
UMI
Tupelo
Maroon Friday - Aspen Bay
Maroon Friday - Deep South Pout
Maroon Friday - Cake Box
Maroon Friday - Iupe's
Maroon Friday - William Wells Tire
Maroon Friday - Libby Story
Maroon Friday - Cappe's
Maroon Friday - The Little Dooey
Maroon Friday - Firehouse Subs
Maroon Friday - Juva Juice
Maroon Friday - Shipley's
Maroon Friday - Stagger In
Maroon Friday - Stromboli's
Maroon Friday - Dave's Darkhorse Tavern
Maroon Friday - Old Venice
MAROON FRIDAY SPONSORS
MSU Athletics
Best Western
Dawg House
Farm Bureau
CSpire
Chevron
Gray Daniels
MDOT
Ford
MSU Athletics
Vivid Seats