GREENVILLE, N.C. – Charleston Southern senior Jacques Wilson finished in a tie for sixth to pace the Bucs to a fourth-place showing Tuesday at the East Carolina Intercollegiate. Wilson entered the day alone atop the leaderboard and was tied for the lead late before a tough final two holes at Brook Valley Country Club.
A day after shooting back-to-back one-under par 71's, Wilson carded a seven-over 79 to finish at +5 overall and three strokes behind Georgetown's Sam Madsen, Campbell's Amarin Kraivixien and East Carolina's Patrick Stephenson. Madsen claimed medalist honors by virtue of his sudden death playoff victory.
ECU, at +21 overall, edged Georgetown by one shot to capture the team title. Campbell tallied the round of the day, a three-over 291, to challenge for the championship before finishing two shots behind in third. CSU placed fourth as the Bucs edged Elon by a shot and beat Big South Conference rivals Radford, Gardner-Webb and High Point.
Wilson was tied for the top spot on the leaderboard through 52 holes but triple bogeyed the par-four 17th and bogeyed No. 18. He had three birdies in a four hole span prior to that finish to put himself in position for his second victory in a month. Wilson, a senior in his second season at CSU, earned medalist honors at the Bash at the Beach in early March.
Elliot Gothe (T-27th) bumped up 17 spots on the leaderboard thanks to a career-best two-under par 70. Gothe played nearly blemish-free golf, compiling 14 pars, three birdies and just one bogey.
Freshman Connor Moore (T-19th) and senior Art Griffin (T-22nd) contributed top-25 finishes for coach Jason Payne's Bucs. Moore closed with a 74 and was level par for the day before a double at the 18th. Griffin struggled to a 78 on Tuesday but was a solid +4 through the opening two rounds. Dylan Patscot (T-51st) rounded out CSU's lineup and shot an 83 in Tuesday's third round.
CSU will compete in its final tune-up for the Big South Conference Championship next week at the Wofford Invitational. Play in Spartanburg is set for April 9-10.