MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 12, 2019) -- ETSU sophomore Austin Carter (Kingsport, Tenn.) recorded his lowest collegiate round by firing a 5-under 67 en route to posting a top-30 finish at the General Hackler Championship, which concluded play on Tuesday afternoon from The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Carter, who was playing as an individual for the tournament, recorded his second-lowest collegiate finish after tying for 29th at 3-over-par 219 (79-73-67). The Kingsport, Tenn. native moved up 38 spots on the leaderboard after registering six birdies, 11 pars and one bogey in Tuesday’s final round. Carter began the day with a birdie on the par-4, 380-yard No. 10, while collecting back-to-back birdies on No. 16 and 17 to make the turn at three-under. From there, Carter went par-birdie-par-birdie and recorded his final birdie on the par-5, 538-yard No. 8, before ending the round with a par to finish with the 67. Carter’s previous low collegiate round was a 69, which was set at last year’s Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Six-under matched the lowest round on Tuesday, which was held by three golfers.
Sophomore Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) provided the Blue and Gold with their lowest countable score on Tuesday as he totaled a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 41st at 5-over-par 221 (74-74-73). Despite carding a 5-over in the final round, senior Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) finished tied for 29th at 3-over-par 219 (73-69-77). Redshirt junior Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) placed tied for 36th at 4-over-par 220 (75-71-74), while sophomore Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) joined Rhea in a tie for 41st.
Wake Forest’s Cameron Young overcame a one-shot deficit to claim medalist honors by two strokes. Young totaled a 2-under 70 on Tuesday and finished with a 54-hole score of 12-under-par 204 (66-68-70). Kentucky’s Lukas Euler finished runner-up at 10-under-par 206, while a group of three golfers finished tied for third at 9-under-par 207.
North Florida claimed the team title by posting a three-round total of 21-under-par 843 (278-276-289), as the 18th-ranked Ospreys held off No. 6 Wake Forest by five shots and No. 25 Liberty by six strokes. No. 22 Louisville finished fourth at 11-under-par 853 and No. 12 Georgia wrapped up the top-five teams at 10-under-par 854.
The Bucs shot a 12-over 300 on Tuesday and finished ninth at 12-over-par 876 (293-283-300).
ETSU now heads over to Statesboro, Ga. to play in the Schenkel Invitational, which gets underway Friday morning from Forest Heights Country Club.
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