GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mississippi State's men's golf team carded the second-best round of the day with a 4-under par total in the final round of the season-ending Linger Longer Invitational on Monday. State moved from 11th to seventh place to close out the 2006-07 season on a high note. The round also was the best of the spring season.
With the finish at Reynolds Plantation's Oconee Course, the Bulldogs secured their ninth top-10 finish of the season. Head coach Clay Homan's squad won the Callis Communications Intercollegiate and topped in-state rival Ole Miss in the Magnolia Cup during the fall season.
Sophomore Carlos Sainz, Jr. fired a career-best 5-under par 67 to finish tied for eighth in the individual standings. Sainz, Jr. registered six birdies on the day and just one bogey on the day. The Elgin, Ill.-native also tied a career-best total for a 54-hole event with a 4-under par 212. Brian Mason finished the two-day tournament at even-par after scoring a 1-over par 73 on Monday to finish 24th in the field. MState's Matt Fast and Noah Goldman each turned in even-par rounds on the final day.
Georgia claimed the team championship with an overall score of 29-under par. Georgia State and Florida State rounded out the top-three teams on the leaderboard. UGA's Chris Kirk won medalist honors with a 10-under par tournament score.
The Maroon and White returns seven of the eight members of the 2006-07 squad for next season. Homan signed Madison Central's Adam Hossley during the fall signing period.