PINEHURST, N.C. (March 7, 2023) – Redshirt junior Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada) paced the ETSU men’s golf team at the Wake Forest Invitational as final round play concluded on Tuesday from Pinehurst No. 2.
On a day where low scores were hard to come by, Chartier posted a 2-over 72 in the final round en route to finishing tied for 14th at 4-over-par 214 (71-71-72). Chartier, who registered his best finish of the season, got off to a fast start with back-to-back birdies on No. 1 and No. 2. However, Chartier bogeyed three of his last five holes on the front nine, before moving back to even on the round with a birdie on the par-5, 580-yard No. 10. From there, Chartier totaled one birdie, four pars and three bogeys over his final eight holes to post the 72.
For the tournament, Chartier tied for the lowest scoring average on the par-3s, which resulted in a 2.75 mark over the 54-hole event. Chartier and Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) led the Blue and Gold with eight birdies over the two-day tournament.
Three golfers in the 66-man field posted a score below-par on Tuesday.
SMU’s Nathan Petronzio – who slept on the overnight lead – earned medalist honors with a score of 3-under-par 207. Petronzio recorded a 1-over 71 on Tuesday and won by three shots over a group of five golfers who finished tied for second at even-par 210. Iowa’s Mac McClear went low on Tuesday with a 3-under 67, jumping 18 spots into the tie for second.
UNCG won the team portion of the tournament with a score of 10-over-par 850. The Spartans, ranked No. 49 via Golfstat, were one of three teams to card a 6-over 286 on Tuesday for the lowest round of the afternoon.
UNCG won by 10 strokes over No. 29 Virginia and by 12 shots over No. 15 Virginia. Tournament host and 33rd-ranked Wake Forest and Iowa tied for fourth at 23-over-par 863.
Northwestern and Wake Forest were the other two schools to shoot six-over on Tuesday.
The Bucs, who began the day tied for third, finished ninth at 35-over-par 301. ETSU, ranked 41st via Golfstat, recorded a 21-over 301 on Tuesday.
ETSU has a quick turnaround as they gear up for the General Hackler Championship, which gets underway Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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