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Chris Wellde was JMU's top finisher at the Wofford InvitationalCourtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Men's Golf Places 18th at Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/10/2012

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The James Madison men's golf team finished 18th at the 2012 Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational, April 9-10. Hosted by Wofford College, the two-day, 54-hole tournament was played at the Country Club of Spartanburg (Par 72 - 6,648 yards) in Spartanburg, S.C.

The Dukes shot a 17-over 305 in the final round and finished at 36-over 900 in 18th. Charleston Southern took home the team title with a tournament-record score of 23-under 841, including a 9-under 279 in the final round. East Tennessee State was the runner-up 10 shots back at 13-under 851, with Campbell in third at 3-under 861. Wofford finished fourth with a three-round total of 5-over 869, one shot better than Longwood in fifth at 6-over 870.

Senior Chris Wellde led the Dukes' efforts, finishing in a tie for 37th at 5-over 221. Freshman Trey Smith was next at 10-over 226, tying for 56th. Junior Ryan Vince tied for 77th at 13-over 229, while senior Mike Smith and redshirt-junior Garrett Whitmore tied for 81st at 17-over 233. Vaita Guillaume of Campbell won the individual honors with a 12-under 204, breaking the tournament record of 205 that was set by Michael Capone of Wake Forest back in 1999. Guillaume was one shot better than Charleston Southern's Jacobo Pastor in second at 11-under 203 and three better than Ross Thomson, also of CSU, in third at 8-under 208.

Madison gets back on the course quickly, playing on Sat.-Sun., April 14-15 at the 2012 Wolfpack Spring Open. The two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by NC State, will be played at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course (Par 72 - 7,358 yards) in Raleigh, N.C.

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