FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2003
Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At A-Sun Championship

April 18, 2003

DAYTONA, Fla. - Senior Luis Rivera (Jacksonville/Terry Parker) fired a final-round 68 to lead surging Jacksonville to a fifth-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Golf Championship as the Dolphins shot a five-under-par 283 in Friday's final round at the 6,908-yard, par-72 Indigo Lakes Golf Course in Daytona. JU, which posted the second-best round of the tournament, moved past Troy State, Belmont and Florida Atlantic with a three-round total of 882 (299-300-283), just seven strokes back of fourth-place Campbell (291-292-292=875). Jacksonville State won its second-straight conference championship with a 15-under 849 (284-285-280), which tied the lowest three-day total in A-Sun history.

Senior Andy Allen (Jacksonville/Wolfson) fired a final-round 71 to finish in a tie for 16th with a five-over 221 (75-75-71), while freshman Travis Ausherman (Middletown, Md.) shot a career-best 72 for the final round to finish in a tie for 29th. Senior Derek Ausherman (Middletown, Md.), Travis' brother, also shot an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for 31st with a 226 (77-77-72), while junior Will Morgan (Berkshire, England) tied for 35th with a 228 (73-79-76=228).

UCF's Stefan Wistorf earned individual medallist honors after firing a 13-under 203, which is the lowest three-day total in A-Sun history. Jacksonville State receives the A-Sun's automatic bid into the NCAA East Regionals, which are slated for the University Club in Auburn, Ala.

Team Results
1.  Jacksonville State   284-285-280=849
2.  Georgia State        283-282-289=854
3.  UCF                  289-285-287=861
4.  Campbell             291-292-292=875
5.  Jacksonville         299-300-283=882
6.  Florida Atlantic     295-294-300=889
7.  Belmont              296-298-301=895
8.  Troy State           300-295-301=895
9.  Mercer               307-296-307=910
10. Gardner-Webb         313-304-301=918
11. Stetson              318-297-308=923
12. Samford              312-308-310=930

JU Top Finishers
7th     Luis Rivera       74-72-68=214
16th-t  Andy Allen        75-75-71=221
29th-t  Travis Ausherman  77-76-72=225
31st-t  Derek Ausherman   77-77-72=226
35th-t  Will Morgan       73-79-76=228