March 4, 2014

King shoots best round of season, places fourth

SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men's golf turned in their best round of the season in the final round of the Richard Randleman Invitational, carding a 286. The Tornado finished fourth in the 18-team tournament, only three strokes behind the tournament's winner, Limestone College. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul led King with a seventh place finish.

Numpituckchaikul was one off three Tornado to card an even-par 71 in the final round. Coupled with his first round score of 76, Numpituckchaikul ended the tournament with a total score of 147 to place seventh, only five strokes of the winner. Both Mathias Bunaes and Cody Boyer registered final round scores of 71. Bunaes finished the tournament with a stroke total of 154 while Boyer finished at 155.

Taylor Gouge turned in a consistent tournament, following a first round 76 with a second round 75 to finish 17th with a total of 151 strokes. Ross Maietta rounded out the squad as he improved on his first round 80 with a 73 in the second round to finish 21th at 153.

The 286 marks King's best round of the season, besting their 288 that they shot in the second round of the King University Invitational last fall. The Tornado finished the tournament in fourth place a 601, just behind Limestone and UNC Pembroke who both shot 598 in the tournament. Coker College finished third at 600.

King will be in action again Mach 22-23 at the Lander University Bearcat Classic.