Eastern Kentucky Wins El Diablo Intercollegiate
CITRUS SPRINGS, Fla. - The Eastern Kentucky Colonels claimed the Fifth Annual El Diablo Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the El Diablo Golf and Country Club in Citrus Springs, Florida, today with a final round total of 299 and a team score of 891, 11 strokes better than the second place finishers, Wichita State and the University of South Florida.
Freshman Shawn Warren (Windham, Maine) was MU's leading scorer, posting a two-day total of 223, good for a tie for 6th place. Senior Burke Spensky (Huntington, W.Va.) was second for Marshall with a three-round total of 230 (74-78-78), which tied for 23rd place. Brad Tweel (Huntington, W.Va.) posted the Herd's second-best score of with a 232 (74-78-80), with Steve Ross (Huntington, W.Va.) and Ben Minyard (Avondale, Ariz.) rounding out the Marshall contingent with a 236 (80-77-79) and 243 (81-78-84).
The Colonels' Brandon Brown led wire-to-wire to take home medalist honors. He finished his three rounds with a 213 (72-71-70), eight strokes better than Florida Atlantic's Torstein Naevestad, who finished second with a 221 (75-70-76).
Marshall finished tied for 6th in the tournament.
The Herd men are in action again next weekend in the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C.
NOTE: After Sunday's round, Marshall's Shawn Warren was disqualified from the final round for accidently not signing his scorecard. However, the decision was reversed on Monday by tournament officials with reference to Decision 34-1b/2, which negates the disqualification penalty. The rule reads: The tournament committee must decide whether the competition knew, before the competition closed, that he was in breach of the Rules by failing to sign his score card (Rule 6-6b). If he knew, he should be disqualified. Otherwise, as provided in Rule 34-1b, no penalty shall be imposed and the result of the competition must stand.