Bulls Place Fourth at BIG EAST Championships

April 19, 2011
Jason Roberts - Envision Sports Media

The University of South Florida men’s golf team tied its best-ever finish at the BIG EAST Championships by placing in a tie for fourth on Tuesday after three rounds on the Copperhead Course at Innisbook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. The Bulls wrapped competition with a final-round 293, seven strokes better than their best round from the previous two days.

“I’m really proud of the way our guys played today,” USF head coach Chris Malloy said. “Robby Carl finished his career in very impressive fashion and we had our best team finish in a stroke play event this season.”

Carl carded a final-round 72 to finish with a three-day total of 217 strokes and in a tie for fourth place.  It was his highest finish in six starts this season and his second top-10 result.

Rick Kittelstad and Devin Hernandez were only one stroke behind Carl on Tuesday, shooting a pair of 2-over 73s. Kittelstad tied for 16th with a three-day score of 223 strokes, and Hernandez tied for 36th with a total of 230 strokes.

Aaron Fitzpatrick posted a final-round 75 to finish with a three-day score of 230 strokes as well. Devin Patel shot a 79 and placed 43rd at 233 total strokes.

The tournament was the last of the season for the Bulls.

T4. South Florida 302-300-293--895
T4. Robby Carl 70-75-72--217
T16. Rick Kittelstad 76-74-73--223
T36. Devin Hernandez 81-76-73--230
T36. Aaron Fitzpatrick 77-78-75--230
43. Devin Patel 79-75-79--233

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