GREENSBORO, N.C. - Freshman Julian Suri fired a final-round 74 to finish in a tie for 15th as Duke ended the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate in ninth place (872, +8) this afternoon at Forest Oaks CC. Junior Matthew Pierce and sophomore Spencer Anderson also finished in a tie for 15th individually for the Blue Devils.
The 21st-ranked Blue Devils placed in the top 10 for the second consecutive tournament. Duke shot a team score of 299 (+11) today for a three-round total 290-283-299=872 (+8). Georgia Tech ran away with the tournament at 21-under-par.
Suri had three bogeys in the front nine to go out in 39, but the freshman recorded two birdies on the par-4 10th and the par-4 16th to come in one-under to score a final-round 74. The St. Augustine, Fla. had rounds of 70-70-74=214 (-2) to complete the tournament tied for 15th place.
Brinson Paolini entered the clubhouse in a tie for 32nd after shooting a final round 77. Paolini went out in 39 and came in at 38 to have a three-round total of 73-69-77=219 to finish at three-over-par for the tournament.
Junior Wes Roach fired a 74 on Sunday in his up-and-down round to end the tournament at four-over-par (74-72-74=220). Roach had four birdies in his final round but a double-bogey on the par-three eighth hurt his chances of going low.
Anderson, Pierce and freshman Tim Gornik all competed as individuals at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate. Anderson and Pierce both had good showings, both ending in a tie for 15th place, which was the best mark by any individual player in the field. Anderson shot a 74 today and was two-under par for the tournament (72-68-74=214). Pierce had rounds of 72-72-70=214 (two-under par) to put together three days of consistent golf. Pierce's final-round 70 was the best Duke score today. Gornik ended in a tie for 53rd (74-71-79).
Duke will be teeing it up for the final time this fall on Nov. 9-11 at the Corde Valle Collegiate in San Martin, Calif.