Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 04/18/2014
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DURHAM, NC – The Duke men’s golf team will compete in the Wolfpack Spring Open this weekend at NC State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course (par 72, 7,358 yards). The Blue Devils claimed the team title in last year’s event with an one-under 575.
Sophomore Motin Yeung anchors the Duke lineup for head coach Jamie Green. He leads the Blue Devils this season in stroke average (73.3), top 10 finishes (2), top 20 finishes (4), under-par rounds (7), even-par rounds (5), rounds counted (22) and sub-par stroke per rounds (3.62). He is coming off a tie for 12th showing at the Irish Creek Collegiate earlier in the month.
Max Greyserman, a freshman from Short Hills, N.J., will be playing out of the No. 2 slot this weekend. He holds a 74.8 stroke average with four under-par rounds and a pair of top 20 finishes.
The veteran trio of Turner Southey-Gordon, Michael Ricaurte and Austin Cody round out the lineup for the Wolfpack Spring Open. Southey-Gordon, a junior from Canada, has a 75.4 stroke average, while classmate Ricaurte sits at 76.8 entering the event. Cody is coming off a tie for 12th at the Irish Creek Collegiate and has a 77.4 stroke average. The North Charleston, S.C., native finished tied for 15th at last year’s Wolfpack Spring Open with a three-over 147 (74-73).
Freshmen Alexander Matlari and Andrew Bieber will also compete as individuals this weekend. Matlari is second on the team with a 74.7 stroke average and nine even-par or better rounds. He has a pair of top 20 finishes, while playing steady golf throughout his first season in Durham. Bieber has played 15 rounds on the year and has a 78.3 stroke average.
Duke is joined the 2014 Wolfpack Spring Open field Clemson, Columbia, Francis Marion, George Mason, Loyola [Md.], NC State, Princeton , St. John’s, Temple, UNC Wilmington, Valparaiso, Virginia and Wake Forest. The team will play 18 holes on Saturday followed by an 18-hole final round Sunday.
The Blue Devils begin tournament play Saturday at 10 am and will be paired with Princeton and Wake Forest. Live scoring for the event will be available at www.golfstat.com.