Deacons Finish 10th at NCAA East Regional
Junior Thomas Birdsey

May 18, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Wake Forest men's golf team carded a final round 298 at the NCAA East Regional and finished in 10th place in the 13-team field.

Senior Evan Beck led the team on the weekend as he finished at even-par 216 and tied for 29th. Beck ends a stellar Demon Deacon career with a 73.3 scoring average.

Fellow senior Charlie Harrison and freshman Davis Womble each shot a final round 74 and finished tied for 42nd at 4-over par. Both players made three birdies in their round on Saturday.

Junior Thomas Birdsey made an eagle at the par-5 15th and a closing birdie at the par-5 ninth to post a 1-over 73, which was the lowest round of the day for the Demon Deacons. He finished the tournament at 8-over par and tied for 56th.

Junior John Varol ran into some trouble midway through the round on Saturday and would finish with a 78. He was 13-over par for the 54-holes and tied for 70th.

There was a good battle between the top three teams in the standings, with North Florida coming away with a three-shot victory over Washington. UNF was 34-under for the tournament while Washington was 31-under and host Florida State finished was third at 28-under.

The real race was for the fifth and final qualifying spot. Oklahoma and South Florida finished tied at 10-under par which Oregon State finished at 9-under and Oregon finished at 8-under. Oklahoma then won the tie-breaker with South Florida on the first playoff hole and grabbed the final spot.

The Demon Deacons carded rounds of 284-296-298 and finished at 14-over par.

Team Standings
1.  North Florida         272-277-281=830 (-34)
2.  Washington            276-275-282=833 (-31)
3.  Florida State         277-276-283=836 (-28)
5.  Georgia Tech          280-284-285=849 (-15)
5.  Oklahoma              284-281-289=854 (-10)
    South Florida         280-284-290=854 (-10)
7.  Oregon State          292-285-278=855 (-9)
8.  Oregon                280-282-294=874 (-8)
9.  NC State              289-293-292=874 (+10)
10. Wake Forest           284-296-298=878 (+14)
11. Iowa                  299-290-294=883 (+19)
12. San Diego             299-295-296=890 (+26)
13. Loyola Maryland       301-299-291=892 (+28)

Top 5 Individuals 1. Cheng-Tsung Pan (WASH) 67-67-67=201 (-15) 2. MJ Maguire (UNF) 65-68-71=204 (-12) Daniel Walker (RICH) 68-67-69=204 (-12) Chase Seiffert (FSU) 66-68-70=204 (-12) 5. Sean Dale (UNF) 69-68-69=206 (-10) David Fink (OSU) 70-69-67=206 (-10) Kevin Phelan (UNF) 68-68-70=206 (-10)

Wake Forest Individuals 29. Evan Beck 68-71-77=216 (E) 42. Charlie Harrison 70-76-74=220 (+4) 42. Davis Womble 72-74-74=220 (+4) 56. Thomas Birdsey 76-75-73=224 (+8) 70. John Varol 74-77-78=229 (+13)



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