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Golf: Louisiana Climbs Up Three Spots at Graeme McDowell Intercollegiate
Hinnant surges up leaderboard to post top-20 finish
GADSDEN, Ala. – Peter Hinnant surged up the leaderboard on the final day of the Graeme McDowell Intercollegiate, shooting a 4-under-par 68 and helping the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Golf team climb up three spots to a ninth-place finish on Tuesday at Silver Lakes Golf Course.
Louisiana, which posted a team score of 3-under-par 285 and was one of three teams in the 16-team field to shoot below par in the final round, finished the 54-hole event at 12-over 876. Host UAB – the first-day leader – ran away from the field in the final round recording a 279 on the final day and finish at 837 overall and 23 strokes ahead of second-place Florida Gulf Coast.
Hinnant, who was one of six golfers to post a round in the 60's on the final day, opened with a 3-under 33 on the back nine and was 1-under 35 on the front to move up 23 spots on the leaderboard and finish in a tie for 12th place at 1-under 215. Charlie Flynn moved up seven spots in the final standings after carding a final round of 1-under 71 and finishing tied for 28th at 2-over 218.
Jose Dibildox shot an even-par 72 in the final round for Louisiana to move up 17 spots and finish at 5-over 221 with freshman Eli Ortego recording an eagle and birdie on his final two holes to finish with a 2-over 74 for the day and 6-over 222 for the tournament. Hudson Dubinski, making his 2021-22 debut, posted a 7-over 79 in the final round and finished at 234.
UAB's Khavish Varadan posted his third straight round in the 60's, shooting a 6-under 66 in the final round to finish at 12-under 204 and edging teammate and first-day leader Nick Robillard by one stroke.
Louisiana, playing in its third event in as many weeks, will now return to action on Oct. 17-18 when it participates in Michigan State's Quail Valley Invitational in Vero Beach, Fla.
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GRAEME MCDOWELL INTERCOLLEGIATE
Sept, 27-28, 2021
Gadsden, Ala. (Silver Lakes GC)
Par 72, 7,467 yards
1. UAB 281-277-279-837; 2. Florida Gulf Coast 294-285-281-860; 3. Texas State 283-287-293-863; 4. ULM 293-284-288-865; 5. South Alabama 290-288-288-866; 6. Jacksonville State 293-288-291-872; 7. Troy 293-286-295-874; 8. Lipscomb 288-286-301-875; 9. Louisiana 294-297-285-876; 10. Charleston Southern 286-300-294-880; 11. Western Kentucky 296-284-303-883; 12. North Alabama 288-297-300-885; 13. Samford 298-295-295-888; 14. UAB (B) 294-297-305-896; 15. Georgia State 300-306-300-906; 16. Winthrop 306-300-312-918.
T12. Peter Hinnant 74-73-68-215; T28. Charlie Flynn 74-73-71-218; T33. Jose Dibildox 75-74-72-221; T39. Eli Ortego 71-77-74-222; 77. Hudson Dubinski 78-77-79-234.
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