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J.D. Tomlinson Wrapped Up his Junior Year with a T34 Finish at Regionals

Saturday May 17, 2014Fight Falls Short: Tomlinson's Postseason Run Comes to an End

Auburn, Ala.

J.D. Tomlinson Wrapped Up his Junior Year with a T34 Finish at Regionals

Junior J.D. Tomlinson’s hopes of advancing to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship came to an end at Auburn University Club this afternoon as individual Marco Iten of Austin Peay ran away with medalist honors.

 

Tomlinson concluded round three in the East Regional by improving one stroke, carding rounds of 75-75-74 to end play at 8-over (T34). He sunk just four birdies over the course of the weekend, making only one today on the par-5, 7th hole.

 

Despite not being the best individual finisher, Tomlinson remained the second low-round player with his 224. Iten fired a 67 this afternoon, propelling him to the top of the leaderboard and solidifying his victory with a tournament score of 208 (-8), finishing four strokes ahead of Alabama’s Cory Whitsett (212).

 

No. 1 Alabama wrapped up the regional with the team title, finishing 11-under (853). The five teams that will advance to the Championship are the Crimson Tide, Kennesaw State, No. 25 Auburn, No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 17 Texas.

 

Buddy’s Bite: “Today was pretty similar to the first two in that he drove the ball pretty well and he putted pretty well today. But, unfortunately, this was the worst I’ve seen J.D. pitch and chip and his iron play still was not sharp. But, he battled to the end and that’s all anyone can ask of him. He’ll learn from this and he will be a better player next year.”

 

 

The Race at Regionals:

Auburn Regional – Final Individual Results

Place

Player

Round 1-2-3

Score

1

Marco Iten (Austin Peay)

71-70-67

-8 (208)

T34

J.D. Tomlinson (FLORIDA)

75-75-74

+8 (224)

61

Theodore Lederhausen (Harvard)

81-76-75

+16 (232)

T64

Blake Morris (Ole Miss)

81-78-76

+19 (235)

T71

Jared Bettcher (Troy)

89-75-78

+26 (242)

 

 

Leaderboard (Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches’ Poll):

Auburn Regional – Final Team Scores

Place

Team

Score

1

Alabama (1)

-11 (853)

2

Kennesaw State

+11 (875)

3

Auburn (25)

+14 (878)

4

Virginia Tech (12)

+18 (882)

5

Texas (17)

+20 (884)

6

New Mexico (22)

+21 (885)

T7

UNC Greensboro

+22 (886)

T7

BYU

+22 (886)

T9

Louisville

+24 (888)

T9

UC Davis

+24 (888)

11

Sam Houston State

+25 (889)

12

Colorado

+37 (901)

13

Alabama State

+49 (913)

14

St. John’s

+54 (918)

 

NOTE: The top five teams will advance to the NCAA Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas from May 23-28.

 

Full Leaderboard

 

 

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