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Blue Devils Primed for GC of Georgia Collegiate
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/18/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – Set for its third tournament of the fall, the Duke men’s golf team will begin action in the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Friday morning.

The tournament will be held at Lakeside Course (par 72, 7017 yards) and will play host to 54 holes of golf to 15 teams.

The field will consist of Duke, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, UCLA, UNLV, Virginia and Wake Forest.

 

As of October 15, the 15-team field has five of the top current top-10, eight of the top-25, and 13 of the top-50.

 

Leading the Blue Devils this weekend will be sophomore Chandler Eaton, who is boasting a 70.33 stroke average through two tournaments this fall and will be playing at his home course. Of the Blue Devils who have competed in the program’s two NCAA competition-based events this season—the Rod Myers Invitational and the Nike Collegiate Invitational—Eaton leads the way in scoring average, rounds in the 60s (4) and is tied for under par rounds (4).

 

The No. 2 spot in the lineup will be held by Jake Shuman, who is currently a close second to Eaton in scoring with a 70.67. The senior has seen early success thus far, landing a top-10 finish in the Rod Myers Invitational, one of his favorite tournaments.

 

Junior Alex Smalley will enter at No. 3, bringing with him a 71.17 average. Similar to teammate Eaton, Smalley has garnered a top-5 finish in the early going of this season, finishing the Rod Myers Invitational with a share of fourth. The Wake Forest, N.C. native also owns a share of the lowest round on the team, thanks to a 66 (-6) that capped off his weekend effort at the Duke University Golf Club in September.

 

Adam Wood, who also sits with a 71.17 stroke average, will be the fourth golfer in Duke’s lineup this weekend. The senior is the only other Blue Devil besides Smalley to have recorded a 66 this fall, having shot an impressive five-under opening round in the team’s most recent action, the Nike Collegiate Invitational.

 

Steven DiLisio will round out the lineup for Duke. The sophomore is coming off a seven-over 220 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, N.C. A product of Swampscott, Mass., DiLisio holds a 73.83 entering Friday.

Live scoring will be available via golfstatresults.com.

ANNUAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Year       Team Champion (Score)

2006       Clemson (291-283-290—864)

2007       Georgia (296-295-293—884)

2008       Southern California (294-287-283—864)

2009       Clemson (283-309-284—876)

2010       Georgia Tech (271-285-280—836)

2011       UCLA (288-281-283—852)

2012       Georgia Tech (291-291-292—874)

2013       Oklahoma State (284-281-284—849)

2014       Texas (278-288-277—843)

2015       Auburn (285-285-285—855)                                                  
               Wake Forest (284-285-286—855)                                                  
2016       Virginia (289-287-280—856)

               Texas (291-288-277—856)

Year      Medalist (Score)

2006      Stephen Poole, Clemson (70-70-71—211)
2007      Webb Simpson, Wake Forest (72-72-71—215)
2008      Trent Leon, Oklahoma State (69-69-70—208)
2009      Erik Flores, UCLA (65-74-73--212)
2010      James White, Georgia Tech (62-70-72—204)
2011      Johannes Veerman, Texas A&M (71-70-69—210)
2012      Patrick Rodgers, Stanford (70-72-67—209)
2013      Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech (66-69-71—206)
2014      Derek Bard, Virginia (66-71-64—201)
2015      Derek Bard, Virginia (66-72-72—210)
              Maverick McNealy, Stanford (69-74-67—210)
              Will Long, Auburn (68-68-74—210)
              Cameron Young, Wake Forest (70-73-68—210)
2016     Jimmy Stanger, Virginia (67-68-72—207)
              Max McGreevy, Oklahoma (68-69-70—207)

TOURNAMENT RECORDS

Individual
Low round: 62 (10-under), James White, Georgia Tech, 2010

Low tournament score: 201 (-15), Derek Bard, Virginia, 2014

Highest winning score: 215 (-1), Webb Simpson, Wake Forest, 2007

Largest margin of victory: 5 strokes, James White, Georgia Tech, 2010

 

Team
Low round: 271 (-17), Georgia Tech, 1st round, 2010

Low tournament score: 836 (-28), Georgia Tech, 2010

Highest winning score: 884, Georgia, 2007

Largest margin of victory: 27 strokes, Georgia Tech, 2010

Slimmest margin of victory: Auburn and Wake Forest tied for 1st place, 2015; Virginia and Texas tied for 1st place, 2017

 

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