KirkwoodGolf: Musselburgh student Smail finishes T42 in Florida

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Musselburgh student Smail finishes T42 in Florida

 Late triple bogey 6 costs J J Grey fifth 

USA win

MIRAMAR BEACH, Florida. – Final year student J J Grey from Kent shot a final round even par 71 to finish at 6-under and lead Georgia State with a third place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Preview last Sunday. 
The Panthers shot a final round 9-over 293 to place fourth at 4-over par.
Grey, pictured above, made four birdies during the final round and had a chance to win his fifth USA career event before a triple bogey 6 on the short 16th hole cost him a chance, finishing just two strokes off the winner.
Grey, who stands tall at 6ft 4in, had rounds of 69, 67 and 71. He led the field of 60 players with 18 holes to play.
“We are definitely disappointed with the way we finished today,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We gave ourselves some opportunities with a good number of birdies, but made too many big numbers that we just could not overcome.
“We greatly improved from our first tournament of the year, but we still have some work to do to get us where we truly want to be. J.J. had a nice performance for us this week, but I think he was even disappointed with the way things ended.”

Troy was the lone team to break par on Sunday with a 1-under 283 to run away with the team title, finishing at 12-under par. Georgia Southern finished second at even par, followed by South Alabama in third at 3-over. The Panthers were fourth, followed by UL Lafayette in fifth at 6-over.
South Alabama’s Daniel Jansen shot a final round 4-under 67 to finish at 8-under par and win the individual honours. Troy’s Luke Moser finished second at 7-under, followed by Grey in third. UL Lafayette’s Haraldur Magnus and Texas State’s Justin Newby finished tied for fourth at 5-under.
Greg Smail (Louisiana-Monroe) , a final year student from Musselburgh, started well with a 72 drifted down the standings with a second-round 78 and a final round of four-over 75 saw the Scot finish T42 on 225