HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (May 11, 2019) – Looking to make a charge up the leaderboard in the final round, Rollins instead saw its season come to a close Saturday with a 14th place finish at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Region Championship.
The Tars and Greater Orlando Sports Commission served as hosts of the event at Howey-in-the-Hills' Mission Inn Resort.
Rollins stumbled out of the gate and shot a first round 314 before posting scores of 295 and 304, finishing at 49-over par.
"That first round score really put us behind the eight-ball," said head coach Kyle Frakes. "I'm very pleased with the way we responded on Friday and we had a good round today, but came up short of advancing.
Lynn won the title, going five-under for the event. West Florida (+14) was second and Barry (+19) third. Florida Southern, South Carolina-Aiken, Lincoln Memorial and Saint Leo also earned bids to the National Championship.
The tournament had a nearly two-hour suspension due to lightning with just a few groups remaining on the course. Teams were able to go back out and complete their rounds before the skies opened up as the final putt was made.
Rollins played in the early wave and wasn't effected by the weather.
Morgan Egloff led the way for the Tars, moving 15 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 12th. The junior posted rounds of 76-74 heading into the day and fired a two-under 70 on Saturday. Egloff started his day with a birdie, but gave the stroke back on the next hole. He hit the turn at one-over and started the back birdie-bogey. Even through 15, he then finished with three-straight birdies to grab a spot in the top-15
Trystan Perkins tied for 46th at 12-over the tour tournament. He turned in rounds of 77-74-77 for the tournament. Perkins endured a disastrous front nine, hitting the turn at eight-over. His second nine was spectacular with four birdies to just one bogey.
Will Hall finished in a tie for 66th (+15) with scores of 79-71-81. Nicholas Diebel shot 85-76-76 and tied for 85th at 20-over. Mason Fox was 25-over for the event and placed in a tie for 96th at 25 (82-78-81) over par.