Coker wins Conference Carolinas title
Cobras overcome 18-shot deficit in final round to earn victory
VAAS, N.C. -- Coker put together a spectacular final round of play to capture the Conference Carolinas Championship on Tuesday afternoon. Down 18 strokes entering the day, the Cobras fired a team score of 285 (-3) to storm their way into first place and defeat Barton by one stroke. The Cobras carded a three-round team total of 898 (+34), while Barton shot 899 (+35) to finish second and King (Tenn.) placed third at 907 (+43).
Leading the way for the Cobras was Christopher Fuga with a fourth place finish overall. Fuga shot 71 (-1) in the final round. Also carding a 71 in the final round was Josh Clay. He placed fifth overall. Jake Murphy finished in a tie for 16th after carding a one-over-par 73 in the final round, while Diego Polo also finished in 16th; he shot a team low 70 (-2) in the last round. Jared Crane rounded out the field for Coker with a 78 (+6) in the third round. He placed 33rd overall.
"This is unbelievable," Coker head coach Tommy Baker said. "I am extremely excited for my guys. They never gave up. They played hard all week and they definitely deserve to be champions."