ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Mississippi State fired 281 on the final day of the 2006 Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championship to move up a notch to finish 11th in the field. The 1-over par round for MSU was the third-best on Sunday following Georgia and Florida's 11-under par rounds.
Two Bulldogs turned in 2-under par rounds of 68 during the final round. Freshmen Matt Fast and Carlos Sainz, Jr. each posted the squads two rounds of under par. Fast, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss. finished tied for 14th in the field to lead all State competitors. His finish is a season-best for 54-hole events. It marks the highest finish for an MSU linkster since former Bulldog Codie Mudd placed 10th during the 2003 edition of the championship. Fast's scorecard included an eagle on the par-5 15th and a birdie on his closing hole.
Junior Josh Oller posted a 2-over par 72 in the final 18 holes to finish 55th. Logan Young and Noah Goldman each carded rounds of 73 to round out the MState scorecard. Young also registered an eagle on the par-5 15th and followed it up with a birdie on No. 16. As a team, the Maroon and White posted 13 birdies on the final day of competition.
UGA and UF battled it out for the title with the Red and Black claiming the league championship by one stroke over the Gators. UF's Brett Stegmaier took home medalist honors by a stroke over Brian Harman of UGA.
MSU will await word from the NCAA Men's Golf Championship Committee if they will be selected to play in the NCAA East Regional on May 18-20 in Orlando, Fla.