Campbell finishes 10th at Sea Best Invitational

Ray Kraivixien
(ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Ray Kraivixien (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. – Playing in a field that included seven schools ranked among the nation's top 50, Campbell finished 10th Tuesday in the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass Dye's Valley.

Second-ranked Florida (277-275-284—836) led all three rounds and claimed a nine-stroke victory over runner-up Lipscomb (278-283-284—845) in the 15-school field.  Campbell (296-285-294—875) finished 12 shots behind ninth-place Tennessee (863) and six ahead of 11th-place SMU.

Ryan Orr of Florida won individual honors at 6-under-par 204 (67-66-71), one stroke better than teammate Alejandro Tost (68-68-69—205).  Campbell sophomore Ray Kraivixien tied for 25th overall at 7-over-par 217 (72-73-72).  He made 39 pars, tied for fourth in the 83-golfer field.

Fellow sophomore Jesper Svensson turned in the Camels' low round of the day and finished in a tie for 28th place (76-71-71—218).  The native of Sweden played his final five holes at two under, and made 10 birdies overall in the 54-hole event, tied for sixth-most in the tourney.

Senior Gaston Bertinotti played the par-3 holes at one-under (tied for sixth) and finished in a tie for 36th (73-71-76—220) on the leader board.  Red-shirt freshman Brett McLamb tied for 45th (77-70-75—222). Senior Craig Hornberger tied for 70th (75-75-81—231).

Red-shirt freshman Brett McLamb shot a collegiate-low, even-par 70 on the 6873-yard layout in Monday's afternoon round for Campbell, which is competing against a field that includes seven top-50 ranked teams.

Campbell returns to Sawgrass Country Club Feb. 24-26 for The Haydt, one of the East Coast's premier collegiate events. 

Sea Best Invitational
TPC Sawgrass Dye's Valley Course / Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Feb. 6-7, 2017 / Par 70, 6873 Yards

Final Team Results: 1. Florida 277-275-284—836, 2. Lipscomb 278-283-284—845, 3. Liberty 283-286-280—849, 4. Arkansas 291-272-290—853, 5. North Carolina 280-273-302—855, 6. Jacksonville 287-284-286—857, T7. Florida State 281-281-296—858, T7. North Florida 282-283-293—858, 9. Tennessee 287-288-288—863, 10. Campbell 296-285-294—875, 11. SMU 289-299-293—881, 12. East Carolina 294-294-298—886, 13. Charleston Southern 298-301-298—897, 14. Winthrop 305-307-303—915, 15. USC Upstate 307-304-311—922.

Final Individual Leaders: 1. Ryan Orr (Florida)* 67-66-71—204, 2. Alejandro Tosti (Florida) 68-68-69—205, 3. Dawson Armstrong (Lipscomb) 70-71-65—206, 4. Gabe Lench (Liberty) 65-72-70—207, T5. Isaiah Logue (Liberty) 71-67-70—208, T5. Gordon Neale (Florida) 68-68-72—208.

Campbell Individuals: T25. Ray Kravixien 72-73-72—217, T28. Jesper Svensson 76-71-71—218, T36. Gaston Bertinotti 73-71-76—220, T45. Brett McLamb 77-70-75—222, T70. Craig Hornberger 75-75-81—231.

*played as individual; did not count in team score.