Clayton State finishes eighth overall at Peach Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championships
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – April 10, 2012 – The Clayton State Laker men's golf team made a strong push on Tuesday in the final round of the Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Tournament.
The Lakers maintained eighth place in the final team standings of the 11-team field. However, Clayton State fired an impressive 5-over-par 293 to finish with a 905 overall. This marks the lowest round for the Lakers in the Peach Belt Conference Championships since 2009. Clayton State finished 20 strokes ahead of North Georgia and 27 strokes ahead of Montevallo, while finishing 12 strokes off the pace of Flagler.
UNC Pembroke won the PBC championship in a playoff over USC Aiken. Both teams finished with an 8-over 872.
Individually for Clayton State, sophomore Tyson Beaupre advanced nine spots on the individual leaderboard and finished tied for 16th overall with a 7-over 223 (78-73-72). Beaupre recorded three birdies and shot even-par for the final round. He finished 10 strokes off the pace of individual low medalist Joel Dahlenburg from Flagler.
In addition to Beaupre, freshmen Will Shenstone and Ryan Haskell and senior Clark Nelson each finished tied for 35th with a 230. Shenstone shot even-par for the final round, getting off to a tremendous start with three consecutive birdies to start the round. He then recorded an eagle on the par 5 No 12 hole, but was hurt by six bogeys on the back nine.
Nelson was 2-over for the final round, while Haskell was 3-over. Rounding out the Clayton State scoring was junior Chris McManus finishing tied for 39th with a 231 (75-77-79).