BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University men’s golf finished the final round of the Donald Ross Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Mimosa Hills, where the Mountaineers climbed back up the charts to finish second in the tournament with a day two score of 279 for a tournament score of 855 (+15).
After slipping at the tail end of day one to finish fourth on Monday, Appalachian returned to form in day one moving quickly through the final 18 to come back. Pfieffer took the individual championship, but the runner-up was Chance Watson, who led all Mountaineers with a tournament score of 209.
Watson reached that score by scoring a 66 in round one, a 74 in round two and a 69 in round three.
Also returning to form in day three was Patrick Moriarty. After slipping from having a 75 in round one, Moriarty battled back to have a 69 to end day one and an even better 67 in round three to card a 211 for the tournament (tied-fourth).
Alex Burris tied for ninth in the tournament after chipping in a 67 on day two to finish the tournament with 213. Tripp Summerlin fell slightly from day one, having a 76 in day three to finish the tournament with 222 (tied-34th).
Thomas Hodges rounded out the team participants for Appalachian, shooting a 236 for the tournament (79, 76, 81).
Playing as individuals, Kyle Austin finished in the top 30 after having impressive day one rounds. Austin shot a 78 on day three to finish Donald Ross Intercollegiate off with 220. Also an individual, Walter Brinker fell on day three after shooting a 74 and 75 on day one. Brinker finished with a 224 tournament score after a round-three 81.
The Mountaineers will move to play in their final fall tournament in the Elon University Invitational at the Alamance Country Club in Burlington, S.C. The tournament kicks off on Monday, Oct. 17 and finishes on Oct. 18.