MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2001
Ben Lockwood Captures Title at Coca-Cola Intercollegiate
Oct. 28, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - JU's Ben Lockwood fired a 2-under-par 142 (71-71) to lead all participants and win the 2001 Coca-Cola Intercollegiate tournament held at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach this weekend. Nicolas Sulzer (+3, 75-72=147) finished in third-place to team up with Lockwood in leading the Dolphins to a team title in the tournament after shooting a 23-over-par 599 (300-299). Lockwood's first-place finish was the best finish for a Dolphins golfer since he won the Citadel Invitational in March of 2000. The Dolphin women finished in seventh in the women's tournament.
The Dolphins won the team title after beating out Florida Atlantic in a one-hole playoff. Lockwood's birdie putt on the final stroke of the playoff hole sealed the victory for the Dolphins. "I was pleased that all five players worked hard and never give up. It was a real team effort." said head coach Mike Fleming. The Dolphins took a two-stroke lead into the second round and never let up in efforts to win the tournament.
Lockwood and Sulzer's performances were combined by Ryan Busch's (t27) 12-over par 156 (78-78) and Patrick Nealon (76-82=158) and Derek Jolly's (80-78=158) 34th place finishes.
JU's women, who finished in seventh, fired a 702 (352-350) led by Melissa Holand's ninth-place finish after firing a 21-over-par 165 (86-79) for the weekend. Pamela Shelley finished the course in 25th place with 33-over-par 177 (84-93) while Ulrika Norden shot a 34-over-par to finish in a three-way tie for 26th. Amanda Grigoriou and Winnie Dorminey each fired a 185 (95-90), good for a 34th place tie between the two. Krysten DeFalco fired a 55-over-par 199 (106-93).
Troy State won the women's team title after shooting a 659 (330-329). FAU finished four strokes back with 663 (328-335) and Florida Gulf Coast shot a 668 (333-335) to finish in third. Troy State's Tracey Tidwell won the individual title shooting a 12-over-par 156 (79-77), followed by FAU's Jessica Polus' 14-over-par 158 and Florida Gulf Coast's Sarah Pesavento, who fired an 18-over-par 162 (80-82).
Team Results (Men) Top Finishers (Men) 1. Jacksonville 599 1. Ben Lockwood, Jacksonville 71-71=142 2. Florida Atlantic 599 2. Anthony Pizzi, Stetson 73-73=146 3. Western Kentucky 606 3. Nicolas Sulzer, Jacksonville 75-72=147 4. Stetson 607 4. Jared Topmiller, Western Kentucky 77-71=148 5. Florida Gulf Coast 609 5. Matt Anderson, Florida Atlantic 75-74=149 6. S.Carolina State 614 7. Bethune-Cookman 619 JU 8. Florida A&M 624 1. Ben Lockwood, 71-71=142 9. Embry-Riddle 628 3. Nicolas Sulzer, 75-72=147 10. Flagler 629 t-27. Ryan Busch 78-78=156 t-34. Patrick Nealon 76-82=158 t-33. Derek Jolly 80-78=158
2001-02 MEN'S GOLF