University of Louisiana at Monroe cruises to Atchafalaya Intercollegiate team title

Louisiana Monroe won the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate team title, scoring (281283-289) 853 (-11). Team members include, from left, Brady Price, Guillaume Fanonnel, Joao Girao, Hogan Arey, Blake Traweek (Individual), Thibault Santigny and Coach Tim Baldwin. The 2nd place team was Central Arkansas finishing 20 strokes back with an 873 total. Nicholls placed 5th with a team total of 883. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

The Atchafalaya Intercollegiate at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild ended in a threeway tie for first place as three competitors finished the event with a 3-under par 213. The top finishers were Jeff Conflitti of Incarnate Word and Hogan Arey and Joao Girao, both of Louisiana Monroe. In the second photo is Conflitti, while in the third photo is Arey, left, with Louisiana-Monroe Coach Tim Baldwin. Above, is Girao with Baldwin. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

Staff Report

After earning co-medalist honors in last year’s Atchafalaya Intercollegiate, Nicholls State University sophomore Jack Lee closed this year’s edition with a 1-under 71 in the final round Tuesday to finish in a tie for ninth on the Colonels’ home course at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild.
Lee sank three birdies in the final 18 holes, with two coming on the back nine. He finished the three rounds with a 218 to earn his sixth career top-10 finish.
Peyton McCulloch was next for the Colonels, finishing three strokes behind Lee with a 221. McCulloch shot a 2-over 74 Tuesday, as did Chad Watts-Denyes, who shot a 223. Rounding team play for the Colonels was Josh Fullilove (227) and Baker Stevenson (228).
As a team, the Colonels finished in fifth place out of eight teams with a score of 883. After carding a 286 and a 298 in Monday’s action, Nicholls shot a 299 to stay in fifth place.
Nicholls had three individuals compete in the event, led by Albert Badosa-Soler with a 225. Badosa carded a 75 in the final round to finish in a tie for 25th. Jamison Thomassee finished with a 228 and Emil Ragnarsson had a 243.
ULM ran away with the team victory, firing an 853 for an 11-under. The second-place team, Central Arkansas, finished 20 strokes behind at 873.
ULM also had two players earn co-medalists honors – Hogan Arey and Joao Girao, along with UIW’s Jeff Conflitti. All three players shot a 3-under 213 for the tournament.
The Colonels will head to Houston for the Colin Montgomerie Invitational, starting Monday.

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