Sebastian Andersen Ties For Second - Trojans Tie For Fourth At Kiawah Island Invitational

Sebastian Andersen Ties For Second - Trojans Tie For Fourth At Kiawah Island Invitational

Sebastian Andersen tied for second out of 85 golfers to help Mount Olive finish in a fourth-place tie out of 17 teams at the Kiawah Island Men's Golf Invitational at Kiawah Island, S.C. The Trojans, which are among Others Receiving Votes in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Golf Preseason Coaches' Poll, tied with or finished ahead of eight of the other 12 competing teams that are ranked or received votes in the preseason poll.

The two-day 36-hole tournament concluded Tuesday.

Winds near 20 miles per hour contributed to higher scores for all but two teams Tuesday as Mount Olive followed Monday's 4-under-par 284 with a 305 in the second round for a 589. Trojans finished in a tie with nationally 20th-ranked and first-round leader Armstrong, which went from a 277 in the first round to a 312 Tuesday.

No. 11 North Alabama won the tournament with a 580, finishing one shot ahead of tournament host and nationally sixth-ranked USC Aiken. National vote-getter Flagler, which was tied with the Trojans for fourth place after the opening round, finished third with a 584.

The Trojans finished ahead of No. 16 Georgia College and No. 21 Belmont Abbey, and vote-getters Erskine, Coker, Saint Leo, Newberry, Georgia Southwestern and North Georgia.

Andersen, last year's Conference Carolinas Men's Golf Freshman of the Year, carded a 73 Tuesday and finished with a 2-under-par 142. Andersen was tied for seventh Monday after a 3-under-par 69. Anderson finished four shots out of first place and was one of only eight golfers to break par for the tournament.

Dalton Gore (74-75--149) tied for 26th and Jesus Valderama (72-78--150) tied for 30th, while Mark O'Hara (71-80--151) and Jeff Villalobos (72-79--151) were part of a group tied for 35th.

Mount Olive is back in action next week as the Trojans travel to St. Augustine, Fla., to compete in the Jay Jennison Memorial Tournament, hosted by Flagler College. The tournament begins Monday and concludes Tuesday.