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Jags advance to DI golf championships with win at MEAC tourney

With round three cancelled due to weather, the GRU Augusta men’s golf team won the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Golf Tournament Championship at the Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, Ga., by 36 strokes to advance to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships.

A new face to the conference, the Jaguars became an associate member of the MEAC in September. The team ranked No. 49 entering the championship in Golfstat’s head to head rankings.

Due to inclement weather in the third and final round, the Jaguars, with a 36-stroke lead following the second day of competition, earned the conference title and automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. With an unfinished shotgun-start in Saturday’s play, all scores returned back to the completed 36 holes of the second round, confirming GRU as the champion.

The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Selection Show will air May 4 at 10 a.m. on the Golf Channel.

The Jaguars combined to shoot a 19-under par 557 through 36 holes of the tournament and had 43 combined birdies through two rounds. Robin Petersson won the event for the Jags, while Maverick took second and Broc Everett third to highlight the Jags.

GRU’s Robin Petersson, who led the field with a 5-under par 67 after day two, was named the Most Outstanding Performer. For the tournament, Petersson carded 12 birdies, two bogies and one double bogey to finish 8-under par 136 overall.

GRU’s Jake O’Keefe was named Outstanding Coach. “This was fantastic,” said Coach O’Keefe.  “Our guys played well and to win was our goal. It was a nice feat and to have all of our guys finish in the top 10 was great. I look forward to representing the MEAC in the NCAA Regionals and we will continue to do our best to keep this going.”

GRU’s Maverick Antcliff finished in second place after shooting a one-under par 71, four strokes from the overall lead in the second round.  Antcliff carded three birdies and two bogeys to combine for four-under par thru 36 holes.

Viktor Edin registered an even par in round two and finished seven strokes from the overall lead with a one-under par 143.

GRU’s Broc Everett finished in a tie for third with Bethune-Cookman’s Ian Clark, at 2-under par 142.  Everett fired a 3-over par 75 and Clark finished a 1-over par 73 in the second round.

Bethune-Cookman and Savannah State finished tied for second place at 17-over par 593 to receive the 2015 Co-Runners Up award.

Florida A&M finished fourth at 31-over par 607.  North Carolina Central (625), Maryland Eastern Shore (658) and Hampton (663) round out the seven-team field.

For more information on the MEAC Men’s Golf Championship or other sponsored sports, visit www.MEACsports.com.

. The Division I Men’s Golf Selection Show will air Monday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. on the Golf Channel.

For more information on the MEAC Men’s Golf Championships or other sponsored sports, visit www.meacsports.com.

JAGUARS AT MEAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Final)

Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 GRU Augusta 276 281 557
1 Robin Petersson (1) 69 67 136
2 Maverick Antcliff (2) 69 71 140
T3 Broc Everett (5) 67 75 142
5 Viktor Edin (3) 71 72 143
7 Jake Marriott (4) 74 71 145

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  1. Thank you for this great update – this is a terrific accomplishment and huge congrats to the team!! Just as a double-check; unless the MAEC conference proceedings are different than for those for DI golf in other conferences, the next advancement for teams who win their conference championship is NCAA regional qualifying. The sites for regional play will be announced as you mentioned, on May 4th on the Golf Channel and selections for each team depend on the team rankings. Most regional competitions will take place May 14-15. The top teams at each in regional competition will advance to the NCAA National Championship at Concession GC in Bradenton, FL, beginning on May 28. Again, unless the MAEC proceedings are different than for those in other DI golf programs, only teams who have beaten 50% of the teams they played in the regular season will have the privilege of advancing to regional play. Thank you for the opportunity to comment and big congrats again to our GRU Jags!!

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