TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (3/11/12) - The Arkansas State men's golf team shot a final-round 287 Sunday at the Seminole Intercollegiate, concluding the three-round tournament at Southwood Golf Club with a combined 864 to finish in ninth place among 18 teams.

The Red Wolves' 287 matched their second lowest single-round score this season, and their 864 total was their best for a three-round tournament since posting an 853 at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate to start their 2010-11 campaign.

A-State lowered its score each round, also posting a 289 and 288 for the first and second rounds, respectively.  The Red Wolves finished only one stroke behind eighth-place Mississippi State, while it defeated Troy, Charlotte, Georgia State, South Florida, Toledo, James Madison, Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati and Boston College.

No. 28 Florida State won the tournament with an 829, No. 8 Georgia Tech finished second with an 830 and Kennesaw State took third place with an 842.

Senior Chris Pledger collected his fourth top-15 finish of the season, ending the tournament tied for 12th place with a season-best 211.  Pledger carded a 70 for the first and third rounds and a 71 for the second 18 holes.

Senior Cory Williamson finished in a tie for 15th place with a 212, which matched the lowest three-round total of his career.  Williamson shot a career-tying 69 to start the tournament on Friday, then followed with a 73 on Saturday and a 70 on Sunday.

Also competing for ASU, Wessel Zwiegers finished tied for 53rd place with a 222 (74-72-76), Christian Helmbold tied for 58th place with a 223 (76-72-75) and Sawyer Radler tied for 85th place with a 230 (79-79-72).

A-State returns to action March 26-27 at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate.

Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3--TOTAL)
9, Arkansas State (289-288-287---864)
T12, Chris Pledger (70-71-70--211)
T15, Cory Williamson (69-73-70--212)
T53, Wessel Zwiegers (74-72-76--222)
T58, Christian Helmbold (76-72-75--223)
T85, Sawyer Radler (79-79-72--230)