RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Duke men's golf team shot an 11-over 299 Sunday to finish fifth at the rain-shortened Wolfpack Spring Open at NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Junior Turner Southey-Gordon paced the Blue Devils with an even-par 72 to tie for fourth overall.
With yesterday's opening round rained out, Virginia fired a 292 to claim the tournament title by three shots over Clemson (295). Loyola [Md.] was third with a 296 and followed by NC State (298) and Duke 299). NC State's Logan Harrell claimed individual medalist honors with a five-under 67 despite windy conditions at Lonnie Poole Golf Course (par 72, 7,358 yards). Lukas Crisp (Francis Marion) and Ryan McCormick (St. John's) were the only other players under par with rounds of 70 and 71, respectively, while Southey-Gordon was among a group of four players to shoot even-par.
Southey-Gordon opened the day with a birdie on the par 5 first hole. He dropped to one-over with a double-bogey on No. 5 before recovering with seven straight pars. Following a bogey on No. 13, he settled in to play the final five holes and two-under. The lefty from Toronto birdied the par 5 15th hole and got back to even-par with a birdie on the par 3 17th hole. Southey-Gordon now has two top 10 finishes on the season.
Senior Austin Cody continued his solid play of late with a two-over 74 to finish tied for 16th. The North Charleston, S.C. native has now finished in the top 20 in each of Duke's last two events. Cody posted an even-par 36 on the front nine with one birdie, seven pars and a bogey. He parred the first two holes after the turn before running into trouble with three straight bogeys. He recovered with a birdie on the par 5 15th hole and ended the day with three straight pars.
Max Greyserman, a freshman from New Jersey, had a solid round derailed by a pair of double-bogeys on par 5s en route to a four-over 76. He closed the day with two birdies, 12 pars, two bogeys and the pair of double-bogeys to place tied for 26th.
Sophomore Motin Yeung and freshman Andrew Bieber were tied for 40th with five-over 77s. Yeung was even-par on the front nine with a pair of birdies before struggling after the turn. Bieber, competing as an individual, recorded 12 pars and a birdie but also had four bogeys and a double-bogey on the round.
Duke returns to action April 25-27 in the ACC Championship at Old North State Club in New London, N.C.