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Veloza wins CAA title

27 April 2014 By Kati Day, Staff Writer No Comments
Freshman claims invididual title as TU comes in second

Towson finished their season this weekend at the Colonial Athletic Association championship at the Founders Club in St. James Plantation, N.C.

The Tigers finished second with a three-day total of 881, just seven strokes behind first-place College of Charleston.

Freshman Juan Veloza won the individual title on the final day after shooting a three-under-par 69.

“My priority was to bring in a good score for the team and hopefully we could win,” Veloza said. “I just wanted to play the best I could.”

Veloza finished the first round with a two-over-par, 74 on the 6,784-yard course, but made strides on the second day after carding a bogey-free of round of 68, which included five birdies.

Veloza entered the third round tied for first place with John Jonas from College of Charleston, but made back-to-back birdies on the back-nine to set him apart and claim the first-place win.

“That was a turning point of the match. It was basically match play at that point,” Veloza said. “I just wanted to play the best I could and just focus on getting the job done.”

After the first round, senior Joe Gunerman carded a one-under-par 71, and tied for second place with Kyle Martin of Delaware.

On day two, Gunerman finished with a 75 to tie for fourth. Gunerman finished sixth in the field after shooting a 74 in the final round.

Fellow senior Matt Fry was just one stroke behind on the first day with a 72, putting him fourth.

Fry shot a five-over-par 77 in the second round, and 79 in the final round on Sunday and tied for 19th in the field.

Sophomore Ryan Siegler finished just ahead of Fry in 14th place after carding a three round total of 226.

Junior Sam Stewart finished the first round with a 76.

Stewart dropped a few spots in the field after carding a 79 during Round 2, and finishing with a 79 on the final day.

“We knew the College of Charleston would be either in the lead or right there coming into the final day,” Fry said. “Unfortunately, we lost a little momentum on the back nine.”

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