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Spaar Leads Eagles Across Finish Line at Lejeune

jason spaar hits an iron off the tee

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Having made the cut to the Gold course on Saturday, the Bridgewater College men's team shot 319 Sunday to finish near the bottom of the championship flight in a strong Marine Corps Intercollegiate field.

Sophomore Jason Spaar continued a great stretch of golf, shooting 1-over par 74. Spaar also finished the 54 hole tournament 1-over par in total. "This makes four competitive rounds in which Jason's cumulative score is under par," said head coach John Rogers. "I think he's really starting to get more and more comfortable with his own game and growing in confidence." Spaar was 1-under in his final round through 14 holes, but unfortunately lost his ball on his 15th hole and took double bogey, his only hiccup during the final round.

Senior Eugene Dillon shot 81 to provide the Eagles' second score. After a challenging first round, Dillon came back strong for the final two rounds to support the Eagles squad; he had a two-putt birdie on the par 5 3rd hole on Sunday.

Junior Ronald Uszenski and sophomore Brendan Draughn rounded out the team score with a pair of 82's. In a shotgun start, Uszenski had a long par-3 starting hole, and took a triple bogey, which set an early tone of frustration. He was 6-over par through five holes, but he leveled out as the round went on. Draughn continued a recent pattern of striking the ball well, but didn't quite figure out the Sunday pin placements. He hit 14 greens and had 35 putts.

Freshman Seth Smallwood posted a 92. Smallwood birdied the 13th and 18th holes in his final round on Sunday.

Despite the higher final round score, the Eagles were pleased to make the cut in a field that features six teams ranked in the top 40 nationally. The Eagles have now competed at Camp Lejeune 12 times over the years and they have a pattern of making the cut every other year. "Even though today was not our strongest showing, we definitely achieved some goals the first two rounds, and now we have some more course knowledge that will hopefully lead to making the cut again next year," said Rogers.

The Eagles are back in action again April 15th at the Glen Heath Memorial at Williamsburg Golf Club.