Mocs Tie For 10th At Columbus State Invitational

Mocs Tie For 10th At Columbus State Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Moccasins improved their team score by three strokes on the second day of the Columbus State Invitational held here Tuesday at Green Island Country Club, but were unable to make up any ground and finished in a tie for 10th with Georgia Southwestern and Nova Southeastern at 581.

Barry won the tournament with a 561 team score, shooting a second round score of 278, the best of the day. First-round leader North Alabama finished second at 571.

For the second straight day a Moccasin player recorded an eagle. Monday it was Jude Eustaquio with an eagle on the par four 15th hole. Tuesday Danny Evelyn did the honors with an eagle on the par five 14th hole.

Evelyn shot a career-best round of 66 Tuesday, improving his first round score by 10 strokes, to finish in a tie for 13th at 142. His 66 tied for the second-lowest score of the day. The top round on Tuesday was a 65 by Georgia Southwestern's Craig Gibson that enabled him to win the tournament with a 137. He edged Valdosta State's Chelsey Gunn by one stroke.

After an opening round 68, Eustaquio shot a 77 Tuesday to finish in a tie for 33rd at 145. Tobin Dunigan and Matt Stauch each finished in a tie for 64th with final scores of 148. Shelton Smith tied for 92nd with a 154.

The Moccasins will play in the Queens (N.C.) Invitational next Monday and Tuesday at Ponte Vedra.