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Chad Mozingo was the top finisher for the DukesCourtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Men's Golf Finishes 11th at UNCW Seahawk Invitational
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/27/2012
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WILMINGTON, N.C. - The James Madison men's golf team maintained its spot in the final round and finished 11th at the 2012 UNCW Seahawk Invitational, Feb. 26-27. The two-day, 54-hole tournament was played at the Country Club of Landfall (Par 72) in Wilmington, N.C.

The Dukes posted their final round with a 21-over 309 to finish at 68-over 932 in 11th place. Second-round leader East Carolina shot a 2-under 286 in the third round and finished at even-par 864 to take home the team title by nine shots over runner-up Wake Forest at 9-over 873. South Carolina moved up two spots in the final round with a final round-best 4-under 284 to shoot 11-over 875. Chattanooga was fourth at 15-over 879, with host UNCW finishing at 16-over 880, edging out Liberty for fifth by one shot.

Madison was led by senior Chad Mozingo (Culpeper, Va./Culpeper County), who placed 34th at 11-over 227 (75-79-73) after a team tournament-best 1-over 73 in the last 18. Senior Chris Wellde (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) tied for 48th at 20-over 236 (82-75-79), with freshman Trey Smith (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) next in 53rd at 23-over 239 (83-77-79). Junior Rich Leeper (Chapel Hill, N.C./Carrboro) finished one shot back of Smith in a tie for 54th at 24-over 240 (77-85-78), with sophomore Ben Firebaugh (Roanoke, Va./William Byrd (Newberry)) tying for 62nd at 29-over 245 (84-75-86).

South Carolina's Welsey Bryan was the medalist at 7-under 209 (68-71-70), two shots ahead of individual Cyrus Steward of Wake Forest at 5-under 211 (71-72-68). Liberty's Robert Karlsson shot a final round-low 5-under 67 to move up to third at 4-under 212 (77-68-67).

The Dukes will next be in action Fri.-Sun., March 9-11 at the Seminole Intercollegiate. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is hosted by Florida State University at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

Final Team Results
1 East Carolina 296-282-286=864 E
2 Wake Forest 292-292-289=873 +9
3 South Carolina 298-293-284=875 +11
4 Chattanooga 300-288-291=879 +15
5 UNCW 299-294-287=880 +16
6 Liberty 309-284-288=881 +17
7 Davidson 296-294-296=886 +22
8 Old Dominion 300-303-295=898 +34
9 VCU 304-305-308=917 +53
10 George Mason 307-304-311=922 +58
11 James Madison 317-306-309=932 +68
12 Drexel 337-318-327=982 +118

Top Five Individuals Plus JMU
1 Wesley Bryan South Carolina 68-71-70=209 -7
2 Cyrus Stewart Wake Forest-Ind. 71-72-68=211 -5
3 Robert Karlsson Liberty 77-68-67=212 -4
T4 Thomas Birdsey Wake Forest 73-70-70=213 -3
T4 Richard Fountain Davidson 69-72-72=213 -3

34 Chad Mozingo (James Madison) 75-79-73=227 +11
T48 Chris Wellde (James Madison) 82-75-79=236 +20
53 Trey Smith (James Madison) 83-77-79=239 +23
T54 Rich Leeper (James Madison) 77-85-78=240 +24
T62 Ben Firebaugh (James Madison) 84-75-86=245 +29

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