ORLANDO, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Locked in a battle with Missouri-St. Louis and Wingate heading into the final round, Rollins scorched the back-nine on Tuesday and posted a six-shot win at the 2018 McDonough Cup.
Collectively, Rollins' was bogey free over the last three holes and came down the stretch seven-under.
The Tars earned the trophy in their own tournament for the second time in three years.
Rollins posted a winning score of 871 (+7) at Rio Pinar Golf Club, shooting rounds of 289-295-287. Missouri-St. Louis finished second at 13-over while Wingate was third with a 15-over 879.
Newcomer Trystan Perkins led the Tars, jumping seven spots in the final round into a tie for fifth. He was even-par over the 54-holes, shooting rounds of 70-76-70. Perkins totaled six birdies in his final round, including two over the final three holes.
Morgan Egloff was two-over for the event, taking 10th place. The reigning Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week turned in scores of 74-70-74. Mason Fox made a nine-spot move up the leaderboard on the final day into a tie for 11th place. The senior carded rounds of 71-77-71 in his last McDonough Cup. He was two-over with four holes to play, but finished birdie-par-birdie-birdie to get into red numbers for the day.
Will Hall finished alone in 22nd with a five-over 221 (74-75-72). He was two-over on the front and got both strokes back with a pair of birdies on the back-nine. Justin Karlins tied for 39th with a 10-over 226 (76-74-76).
The Tars four individuals also had a solid showing at the event. Louis-Francois Charpentier led the way, tying with Karlins for 39th at 10-over (73-76-77). Marc Holzhauer tied for 60th with a 15-over 231 (75-79-77) and Nicholas Diebel tied for 77th at 19-over (78-81-76). Michael Pergamo took 94th place with a 27-over 243 (90-78-75).
Jordan Doull of Columbus State earned medalist honors with a five-under 211 (67-70-74), beating Jonathan Noble of Queens by a stroke.
Rollins is off for the winter session and will return in February for its 2019 championship season.