Annapolis, Md. (April 21, 2013) -- The Mount men's golf team jumped up three spots to finish in 17th place in the final round of the Navy Spring Invitational on Sunday at the Naval Academy Golf Club. Andrew Lawton moved up 40 slots from a tie for 80th to finish in a tie for 40th place with his day two 74 (+3).
Collectively, the Mount shot 317 on Sunday, which was four strokes better than Saturday's score of 321 to complete the two-round competition with 638 strokes.
Lawton's final round 74 helped him move from fourth on the team to first with his combined score of 155 for the tournament.
Eric Flockhart finished five strokes behind Lawton at 160 for the tournament to tie for 68th. Flockhart improved six strokes off his first round with a 77 (+6) on day two.
In a close third among the Mountaineers, Mike Shine carded an 81 (+10) to bring his total to 161. Shine tied for 75th in the highly competitive field.
Michael Pansini and Zach O'Grady finished out the Mount's top five with final totals of 162 and 178, respectively. Pansini finished tied for 81st with a final round 85 (+14), while O'Grady checked in with an 88 (+17) for a 103rd place finish.
Virginia and Penn tied for first in the team competition with two-day totals of 599. In a tie for third place with scores of 601 were Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Towson's Joe Gunerman dropped six strokes off his first round 75 (+4) to shoot a 69 (-2) for a 144 total to win the event. He was followed by Wake Forest's Evan Beck and Virginia Tech's Trevor Cone, who tied for second with totals of 145.
The Mount will look to defend its Northeast Conference title with the 2013 Championships scheduled for May 3-5 in Daytona Beach, Fla.