Southern Miss Men’s Golf wins Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

Southern Miss Men's Golf
Southern Miss Men's Golf(Southern Miss)
Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 11:33 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - University of Southern Mississippi junior Thongpipat Rattanayanon posted a final-round 70 Tuesday to capture individual medalist honors, while also leading USM to the team title at the 2022 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate in Choudrant, La.

USM set a tournament record at Squire Creek Country and Golf Club to finish a single stroke ahead of Middle Tennessee State University.

The Golden Eagles shot an 836 team total for the 54-hole event over the par 72, 7,105-yard course that included a 282 final round.

The strong run over the back nine Tuesday helped USM men’s golf captured its first team championship since winning the ECU Intercollegiate last spring.

Rattanayanon was fitted for USM’s first individual crown since Brian Richards triumphed in the 2019 Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate in Nashville, Tenn.

Rattanayanon collected his first collegiate medalist honors by finishing with an 11-under-par 205, beating Owen Stamper of Middle Tennessee by a stroke.

Middle Tennessee, which started the day in third place, shot a 12-under 276 to take the lead for much of the day, but USM shot better down the stretch to pull out the team title.

Ryan Dupuy also added a team-low tying round of 70 to finish tied for seventh with an eight-under 208 total.

Cameron Clarke produced a 71 to end his three rounds with a 19th-place tie at 212, finishing one stroke ahead of Robbie Latter, who registered a final-round 71 to finish in a 28th-place tie.

Picayune’s Cameron Guidry finished his first tournament for the Golden Eagles with a 76 to end with a 222 total and an 83rd-place tie.

Following USM and Middle Tennessee was the University of Louisiana-Monroe, which finished third with an 839 total. Louisiana State University was fourth at 840 followed by the; University of Houston in fifth place at 854..

This was the third time Southern Miss has won this event, adding to crowns from 2011 and 2013.

The Golden Eagles return to action, Sept. 26-27, at the Old Town Club Intercollegiate hosted by Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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