Men's Golf Finishes 6th At Carpet Capital Collegiate
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Media Relations
ROCKY FACE, Ga. - The Wake Forest men's golf team carded a final round 298 and finished in sixth place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic at the Farm Golf Club on Sunday.
Georgia and Texas battled back and forth the entire final round but it was the defending national champion Longhorns that would come out on top in the end. Texas carded a final round 292 and finished at 13-under par. That was five shots ahead of Georgia which finished with a round of 294 on Sunday. The Demon Deacons were in sixth place at 8-over par.
After opening the tournament with a pair of 73s, Wake Forest junior Thomas Birdsey fired a final round 2-under 70 and finished in a tie for 14th at even-par. Birdsey went out in 2-over 38 after a couple of bogeys but turned it on coming home. He birdied the par-3 11th, then eagled the par-5 12th and posted another birdie on No. 14 to card a 4-under 32. The 2-under 70 is tied for Birdsey's lowest round as a Demon Deacon.
Fellow junior Beau Cutts had a good first weekend for the Deacons. He carded a pair of 71s in the first two rounds and would finish with a 4-over 76 on Sunday. This was just Cutts' fourth tournament as a member of the scoring team for the Deacs and he finished in a tie for 17th at 2-over par.
Despite a tough finish on Sunday, senior Charlie Harrison also had a solid start to the season. Harrison finished tied for 26th 5-over par after rounds of 72-69-80.
Junior John Varol carded rounds of 72-73-78 this weekend and finished in a tie for 40th at 7-over. Freshman Grayson Murray, who was making his Demon Deacon debut this week, carded a final round 74 and posted the first counting round of his career.
In the race for medalist honors, Texas' Brandon Stone backed-up his remarking second-round 63 with an even-par 72 on Sunday to take the individual title at 12-under par. That was two shots better than teammate Jordan Spieth and Georgia's T.J. Mitchell.
The Demon Deacons will return to action next weekend as they head to Burlington, Iowa for the Golfweek Conference Challenge at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course.