Sept. 3, 2006
ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - The University of North Carolina men's golf team fired a one-under-par 287 in the final round for a nine-under 855 total to hold on for a win in its first event of the year, the International Collegiate. The Tar Heels edged the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest who fired a seven-under 281 in the final round for an 857 total, two strokes shy of the Tar Heels.
Tar Heel senior Martin Ureta, from Santiago, Chile, fired a three-under 69 for a six-under 210 total to finish in third place, seven strokes behind individual champion Gordon Yates of Stirling, who fired a 68 for a 13-under 203 total. Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina was the runner-up with an eight-under 208 total.
Carolina sophomore Robert Riesen, from Pinehurst, N.C., fired a one-under 71 to finish at five-under 211 in a tie for eighth place. Barden Berry, a sophomore from Kinston, N.C., tied for 21st place at two-over 218 while senior Reed Darsie and sophomore David Holzworth, both from Chapel Hill, posted 223 totals to tie for 32nd place.
Six other Tar Heel players competed as individuals. Chase MacFarland, a sophomore from Savannah, Ga., finished at even par 216 to tie for 17th place. Josh Moore, a junior from Cary, N.C., finished at four-over 220 and tied for 27th place. Junior Ryan Holler, from Morehead City, N.C., tied for 32nd with a 223 total while freshman Michael Sedacca, from Orlando, Fla., carded a 227 total to tie for 48th place; freshman, Philip Chauncey, from Durham, N.C., posted a 234 total to tie for 59th place and Wallace Palmer, a junior from Augusta, Ga., tallied a 248 and finished 63rd.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS (54 Holes)
1. North Carolina 279-289-287-855
2. Wake Forest 287-289-281-857
3. Coastal Carolina 286-294-278-858
4. Texas Tech 292-285-284-861
5. Texas A&M 294-290-280-864
6. Stirling 285-286-294-865
7. Baylor 293-290-285-868
8. Georgia Southern 295-298-284-877
9. R&A Bursars 295-293-292-880
10. Saint Andrews 307-294-306-907
TOP INDIVIDUAL (54 Holes)
1. Gordon Yates (Stirling) 67-68-68-203
2. Dustin Johnson (Coastal Car.) 70-68-70-208
3. Martin Ureta (NC).) 70-71-69-210
Chris McCartin (WF) 70-70-70-210
Jake Younan-Wise (Texas Tech) 75-68-67-210
Dustin Groves (WF) 73-70-67-210
* Colton Turnquist (Baylor) 70-70-70-210
8. Robert Riesen (NC) 67-73-71-211
Oscar Floren (Texas Tech) 70-69-72-211
Cameron Hooper (Coastal Car.) 72-71-68-211
*Competing as an individual
T3 Martin Ureta 70-71-69-210
T8 Robert Riesen 67-73-71-211
T21 Barden Berry 70-75-73-218
T32 Reed Darsie 72-77-74-223
T32 David Holzworth 78-70-75-223
Competed as individuals:
T17 Chase MacFarland 73-73-70-216
T27 Josh Moore 71-77-72-220
T32 Ryan Holler 73-77-73-223
T48 Michael Sedacca 76-76-75-227
T59 Philip Chauncey 80-78-76-234
63 Wallace Palmer 82-86-80-248
Senior Martin Ureta fires a three-under-par 69 in the final round.