VALDOSTA, Ga. — No team in the long history of the Southeastern Collegiate Tournament had ever finished under par for the tournament as a unit until Tuesday when the University of North Alabama blew up the tournament records with a 23-under-par, 841 three-round total. The Lions, ranked eighth nationally in the NCAA Division II, led the tournament by a single stroke entering the final round but shot a 14-under-par round to finish at 274 for the day. UNA finished 13 strokes ahead of third ranked Barry and 17 strokes ahead of top ranked Lynn. The tournament field included 13 nationally ranked Division II teams in the 14-team field.
“Wow is all I can say,” said UNA head golf coach Stuart Clark. “Our guys have worked so hard in the off season and it shows and is paying off this spring. It just shows that when they come together they can play with anybody and can be one of the best teams in the nation.”
UNA golf teams have been playing in the Southeastern Collegiate for decades but had never won the tournament until Tuesday. With the win, the Lions have now won both tournaments that they have competed in in the spring and won four straight tournaments overall dating back to the Fall.
UNA had rounds of 285, 282 and 274, with the final performance standing as one of the more remarkable rounds in school history.
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