SU roundup: Hornets’ men’s golfers take 11th in opener

BEAUFORT, S.C. — The Shenandoah University men’s golf team finished its opening tournament of the spring season Tuesday afternoon with an 11th-place finish at the adidas TaylorMade Invitational.

Playing its third round in the past 24 hours at the par 72, 6,789-yard Cotton Dike course at Dataw Island, the Hornets fired a third-round 312 to climb into a an 11th-place tie with former USA South rival Averett.

Shenandoah’s final round total was the fifth best score in the 13-team event.

Rhodes (Tennessee) won the event with a combined 899. The Lynx bested Wittenberg by 11 strokes.

SU and the Cougars were 12 strokes clear of tournament host Ohio Wesleyan and nine shots behind 10th place Mount St. Joseph.

Evan Cocke paced the Hornets with a three-over-par 75, with Brett Dubin posting five-over 77 and Brennan Lloyd seven-over 79.

Cocke highlighted his day with an eagle 3 on the par 5 18th, while Dubin and Lloyd both recorded four birdies each during their final rounds.

The men’s golf team is now off until participating in the annual Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate at Paradise Point G.C. from March 27-29.

Women’s golf

BEAUFORT, S.C. — Freshman Sara Eadie completed her spring opening golf tournament for the Shenandoah women’s golf team Tuesday with a 37th-place finish at the adidas TaylorMade Invitational.

Playing for the second straight day at the par 72, 5,900-yard Morgan River Course at Dataw Island, Eadie had a 119 on day two of the two-day, 36-hole event to finish 37th in the 45-woman field.

Her place remained the same following Monday’s 116 in the opening round.

Eadie is back in action March 21-22 at the Randolph-Macon Invitational at the Hollow Golf Course in Montpelier.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Shenandoah baseball team has improved by three spots in the week 3 NCBWA/D3baseball.com Top 25 poll released Tuesday morning by the website.

Shenandoah, which opened up its 2015 season Monday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep over Roanoke, improved to the No. 12 spot in the week three poll.

SU has 302 points to come in 49 points behind No. 11 Trinity (Texas) and 33 clear of No. 13 Concordia-Chicago.

UW-Whitewater and St. Thomas (Minnesota) occupy the top two spots in the poll.

Shenandoah is one of three Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams ranked in the top 25. Bridgewater improved two spots to No. 18 this week, while Randolph-Macon made its first appearance in the poll this week at No. 22.

SU is back in action on Wednesday at Washington and Lee.