Men's Golf

Irish End Fall Slate In A Tie For 11th At Kiawah Island

Sophomore Cory Sciupider

Oct. 29, 2013

Final Results Get Acrobat Reader

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team closed the fall portion of its 2013-14 schedule Tuesday with a share of an 11th place finish at The Invitational at The Ocean Course. The Irish carded a final round team tournament score of 909 over the three-day event (301-296-312).

Sophomore Cory Sciupider fired the top Notre Dame score of the day, logging a birdie at the par 4 13th hole to square his round at even par after teeing off at No. 9 in the shotgun format. Sciupider recorded five straight pars before dropping a pair of shots in a three-hole stretch, ultimately finishing in a tie for 38th place with a third round 74 (78-76-74-228).

Junior Tyler Wingo posted a total of three birdies during his final 18 on Tuesday, but was unable to stem the tide on his way to a seven-over 79. Wingo was the top Irish player on the final tournament leaderboard, earning a share of 22nd place (68-77-79-224).

Senior tri-captain Niall Platt was the second Notre Dame finisher in the final standings, tying for 33rd after a cumulative score of 227 (76-71-80-227). Junior Patrick Grahek made a total of four birdies during his final round, but ultimately fell behind the pace with a round of 79 (80-72-79-231) and a tie for 50th place. Freshman Matt Rushton placed 67th in the field (79-77-81-237), while classmate Blake Barens tied for 76th place (88-77-78-243).

South Florida fought off a seven-over final team round of 295 (291-285-295-871) to claim the tournament title by four strokes over South Alabama (294-294-287-875). Kentucky (288-293-295-876) and Georgia (297-296-283-876) shared third place, with Georgia Southern (302-298-297-897) rounding out the top five.

Georgia’s Joey Garber played his final 36 holes of the tournament a combined 10-under-par, taking medalist honors following a three-day score of 207 (73-66-68, -9). South Florida’s Richard James (69-67-74) and Western Carolina’s J.T. Poston (67-74-69) shared runner-up honors at six-under-par, 210, with Kentucky’s Cody Martin one shot behind (70-68-73-211, -5) in fourth place. South Florida’s Chase Koepka (72-69-73) and Georgia’s Lee McCoy (72-77-65) tied for fifth at 214.

The Invitational at The Ocean Course-Kiawah Island, S.C.-Par-72, 7,080 Yds.

TOP-10 TEAMS (Final): 1. South Florida 291-285-295-871, +7; 2. South Alabama 294-294-287-875, +11; T3. Kentucky 288-293-295-876, +12; T3. Georgia 297-296-283-876, +12; 5. Georgia Southern 302-298-297-897, +33; 6. College of Charleston 306-293-301-900, +36; 7. Charleston Southern 297-311-296-904, +40; 8. Florida 300-303-303-906, +42; 9. Rice 311-294-302-907, +43; 10. Western Carolina 304-301-303-908, +44.

TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS (Final): 1. Joey Garber (Georgia) 73-66-68-207, -9; T2. Richard James (South Florida) 69-67-74-210, -6; T2. J.T. Poston (Western Carolina) 67-74-69-210, -6; 4. Cody Martin (Kentucky) 70-68-73-211, -5; T5. Chase Koepka (South Florida) 72-69-73-214, -2; T5. Lee McCoy (Georgia) 72-77-65-214, -2; T7. Tyler Klava (South Alabama) 70-74-72-216, E; T7. Kevin Reilly (Rice) 79-66-71-216, E; 9. Michael Garretson (South Alabama) 74-72-71-217, +1; T10. Michael Cromie (Georgia) 74-73-71-218, +2; T10. Blake Kelley (South Alabama) 75-73-70-218, +2.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUALS (Final): T22. Tyler Wingo 68-77-79-224, +8; T33. Niall Platt 76-71-80-227, +11; T38. Cory Sciupider 78-76-74-228, +12; T50. Patrick Grahek 80-72-79-231, +15; 67. Matt Rushton 79-77-81-237, +21; T76. Blake Barens * 88-77-78-243, +27.

*- played as an individual




Event Calendar


April 21
7th (of 12)
ACC Championship
Clinton, South Carolina (Musgrove Mill Golf Club)

Live Scoring
April 22
10th (of 12)
ACC Championship
Clinton, South Carolina (Musgrove Mill Golf Club)

ACC Network Extra
Live Scoring

Shop Now



Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries


NCAA Infractions Report

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats