Mooresville, N.C. – In the third and final round of the 2008 Southeast/Atlantic Super Regional Golf Tournament, the Coker College golf team fell back yet again to finish in fifth place in the Atlantic Region. The Cobras finished the third round with a score of 310 (+22), while firing a three round combined total of 918 (+54).
Winning the Atlantic Region and advancing the NCAA Division II National Tournament in Houston, TX, was fellow Conference Carolinas School, Belmont Abbey. Also advancing to the national tournament are the winners of the Southeast Region, Georgia College and State University, with USC-Aiken, Newberry College and Clayton State University all advancing with at-large bids. Carson Newman’s Brad Robinson advances as the low scoring individual not on an advancing team.
Leading for on day three was Jimmy Gillam (Tyrone, PA) as he tied for 10th overall with after shooting a one over 73 for the day, while Jay Goldenberg (Toronto, Ontario) finished with a 10 over 82. Chris Marsh (Georgetown, SC), Stephen Thomson (Bracebridge, Ontario), and Trey Bridwell (Greer, SC) all finished with seven over 79’s.
The Cobras finish out their 2008 spring season with much to look forward to in the future, including the return of all golfers but two seniors, Andrew Efird and Stephen Thomson. Coker also has a bring spot in their coach, Tommy Baker, who in his first season at the helm of the Cobras, lead them to a pair of tournament wins, four top five finishes and a bid at the NCAA Regionals.