McNeill Paces Bulldogs in Mobile


Posted Sep 19, 2006 17:15:17

McNeill Paces Bulldogs in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. – Louisiana Tech senior Trey McNeill shot a final round 70 Tuesday to finish tied for 12th overall at the 2006 Callis Communications Invitational hosted by South Alabama at Azalea City Golf Course.

McNeill’s three-round total of three-under-par 213 tied him with Louisiana-Monroe’s Jordan Cook and paced the Bulldogs to a ninth place finish in the 12 team event.

“I wasn’t displeased with our play the last two days,” said Tech head coach Jean Hall. “It’s similar to what we did in the past. We played smart golf, but we just didn’t make a lot of putts. We had several three putts that got us in trouble.

“I thought Trey played extremely well. I was proud of his play. I see improvement in our play and course management. Now we have to put it together and make some putts.”

Mississippi State won the team competition with a three-round total of 20-under-par 844, edging Southeastern Louisiana (848), South Alabama (854), Louisiana-Monroe (855) and Middle Tennessee (856).

Mississippi State’s Matt Fast won the individual competition with a 56-hole total of 10-under-par 206, edging Belmont’s Jeff Lanier and Southeastern Louisiana’s Brett Bergeron by one stroke.

In addition to McNeill’s finish, Derek Busby finished tied for 25th (217) while Matthew Harvey (220) finished 37th, Preston Smith (223) finished 45th, Amrith de Soysa (224) finished 51st and Corey Bartlett (229) finished 66th.