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Mocs Finish Seventh At Mardi Gras Invitational

Lee White matched his career-best round with a 69 TuesdayLee White matched his career-best round with a 69 Tuesday

Shooting a final round team score of 295, the fourth-best round of the day, the Moccasins were able to move up one spot and finished seventh with a team score of 900 at the University of New Orleans Mardi Gras Invitational Tuesday. 

North Alabama had the best round of the day, a 293, and that enabled the Lions to claim the team title with a score of 880 in the 15-team field.  West Florida was second at 884 and first-day leader Lynn finished third at 887.  West Florida's Carlos Rodriguez maintained his first-day lead and won the individual title with a 211.

Individually for the Moccasins, Lee White had the team's best round of the tournament Tuesday, matching his career-best with a three-under-par 69 to finish in a tie for 11th at 222.  That was one of only four rounds under 70 in the tournament.  The tournament's top three finishers - Rodriguez, Nova Southeastern's Ben Taylor and Valdosta State's Michael Rafalowicz - had the other rounds of 69.

Playing steady golf with rounds of 74-73-74, Case Gard was the Moccasins' top finisher with a 221 that put him in a tie for eighth.

Peter Creighton gave the Moccasins a third finisher in the top 15, as he shot a 75 in the final round and finished in a tie for 13th at 223.  Shane Convery had a 234 for the tournament that put him in a tie for 46th.  Tim Crouch tied for 56th with a 238.  Jake Nutter, playing as an individual, tied for 63rd with a 243.

The Moccasins' next tournament is the Southeastern Collegiate Tournament at Valdosta, Ga., Mar. 12-13.

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