Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 15, 2013

Muscari leads Lions to MEC golf crown

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

NASHPORT, Ohio — Evan Muscari defeated Jess Ferrell of Fairmont State in a one-hole playoff to win medalist honors and lead Concord to the final round 301 to capture the Mountain East Conference championship at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.

Concord, which won the final West Virginia Conference championship last fall, won the initial Mountain East title by defeating Shepherd by 24 strokes.

Muscari rebounded from rounds of 79 and 76 in the opening two rounds to shoot a 70 and force a playoff with Ferrell. They both finished the regulation 54 holes with a 9-over 225.

Concord placed three other golfers in the top 10, including Patrick Leveau (6th, 231), Brady Noland (7th, 232) and Graham product Matt Morgan (9th, 233).  

Concord’s fifth finisher, Phill Campbell, was 58th with a 299.

Tilley 8th for Rams

BARDSTOWN, Va. — Logan Tilley finished eighth in the two-day St. Catharine Invitational that was completed on Tuesday at Maywood Golf Course.

Tilley fired an 18-hole total of 75 on Tuesday, following up Monday’s 80 for a two-day tally of 175. Bluefield improved its overall score the previous day by 24 strokes to shoot a four-man 326 on Tuesday.

Morgan Brewster shot a 75 on Tuesday, an 11-stroke improvement on the 86 from Monday. Ryan Moody fired a 79 on Tuesday. Taylor Marshall also competed for the Rams.

Bluefield won’t compete as a team again until the spring, but Brewster will take part in the NCCAA Men’s Golf Championship on Oct. 21-24 in Panama City Beach, Fla.

More on Brewster in Thursday’s Daily Telegraph.

College Women’s Golf

Lady Lions place 5th

DANIELS — The Concord University women's golf team finished in fifth place at the inaugural Mountain East Conference golf championship Tuesday at The Resort at Glade Springs.

Concord concluded the three-round event with a team score of 1,034. Wheeling Jesuit won the title with a 988.

The Mountain Lions were led by Stephanie Peareth, who placed fifth at 239 despite playing all being forced to wear a walking boot all three rounds due to an injury. Peareth had rounds of 85, 81 and 80.

Bluefield High School product Alex Smith finished 14th with a three-round tally of 255.

Smith bounced back from an opening round 90 to shoot an 82 and 83 in the final days.

Betsy Armstrong (294) and Gabi Maynard (365) placed 36th and 44th, for Concord.

Wheeling Jesuit's Kelsey Fraizer earned medalist honors by shooting an 11-unde par 227.