Flames settle for fifth place
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BLUFFTON, S.C. — The Lee men’s golf team settled for a fifth place finish in the field of 15 teams competing in the annual Sand Shark Classic at the Oldfield Golf Club.

Host South Carolina-Beaufort won the 54-hole event with an 880 team total, seven strokes better than the 887 posted by Saint Thomas (Fla.). Johnson & Wales was third at 888, while Webber International came in fourth at 903 and the Flames carded a 906 total.

Sophomore Hunter Vest had rounds of 77-72-72 and his 221 total was good enough for a tie for eighth place. Freshman Taylor Davis also shot par on Tuesday and combined with his 78-77 in the first day of play, finished with a 227. Teammate Matt Emery also had a 54-hole total of 227. He fired a 75 on Tuesday to go along with a 77-75 in the opening rounds.

Freshman Peyton Sliger slipped to an 81 on Tuesday and his combined total of 235 was good enough for 44th place. Senior JB Eksteen improved to a 79 on Tuesday and gave the Flames the final score that counted. However, his first two rounds of 77-88 left him with a 244.

Medalist honors went to USC-Beaufort’s Brian Langley with a 214. Kyle Martin of Southeastern (Fla.) was second at 217. A three-way tie (219) for third place rounded out the top five finishers. They included Beaufort’s Travis Cashion, Jacob Good (St. Thomas) and Colin Brennan (Johnson & Wales).