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Resurgent Tars Head to Bradenton for SSC Championship
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 04/13/2012
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WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 13, 2012) - Coming off one of its best regular seasons in recent years, 23rd-ranked Rollins looks to keep the momentum rolling into championship play, starting with the 2012 Sunshine State Conference Championship, April 16-17.

The Tars captured two victories on the season, winning the Webber Intercollegiate and St. John's Caribbean Intercollegiate in back-to-back tournaments. The season started with a 13th place finish at the Rhode Island Adams Cup and a seventh at the Flagler Jay Jennison Invitational.

Rollins then found its stride at the end of the fall, tying for third at the Weber State Wildcat Classic in Utah and then taking runner-up at the Rollins Invitational.

The spring season started with a ninth place finish at Florida Southern before the back-to-back wins. Most recently, the Tars placed eighth at the Southern Intercollegiate and tied for seventh at the Georgia College Invitational.

Spencer Cole leads Rollins on the season, posting a 72.51 stroke average. The senior has five top-10 finishes and was medalist at the Rollins Invitational, shooting rounds of 69-71-71 for a five-under 211. He was third at Weber State and St. John's while finishing fifth at Webber and sixth at the Southeastern Intercollegiate.

The Florida State transfer carries a 74.00 stroke average in his first season with Rollins. He was runner-up at Weber State and has five top-20 finishes.

Barry is the top-ranked team in Division II while Lynn is second and Nova Southeastern No. 4.

Rollins has won five Sunshine State Conference titles, the second most among the SSC. They most recently captured the title in 2003, successfully defending the championship from the previous season.

The course derives its name from an historic interaction between course designers, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin.  On the final hole of the 1969 Ryder Cup Match at Royal Birkdale in England, Nicklaus stunned the golf world by conceding a two-foot putt to Jacklin for the first of only two ties in Ryder Cup history. Today, that gesture is considered one of the finest acts of sportsmanship in golf history and has inspired one of America's great golf clubs, The Concession.

The Concession is an 18-hole, par 72 course that totals 7,474 yards and runs three miles from tip to tip.  Upon its completion, it was named "Best New Private Course" in 2006 by Golf Digest.  In 2011-12, that same publication ranked it the fourth-best course in the state of Florida.

Fans will be able to access results at GolfStat.com, SunshineStateConference.com and RollinsSports.com.


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