Solid start for ASU golfers in NCAA regional

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Thursday May 16, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Alex Wennstam and Maverick Antcliff both registered sub-par rounds Thursday on the opening day of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

Antcliff carded three birdies en route to a 3-under 69 and Wennstam managed a 1-under 71 with three birdies and two bogeys. Off the 65 players in the field, 35 shot under par and 40 individuals turned in rounds of even par or better. Antcliff is part of a six-way tie for 14th place and Wennstam is knotted among six players in 30th.

Antcliff and Wennstam earned at-large individual bids from the NCAA on Monday, May 6 when the field of 81 teams and 45 individuals were selected for the six regional sites.

A junior from Gothenburg, Sweden, Wennstam played in 11 events for the Jaguars during the regular season. He ranked second on the squad in stroke average (74.03) to Antcliff and led the team in rounds of par or better (13). He enjoyed a strong spring campaign, improving to a 72.79 scoring average in six spring events.

Antcliff, a freshman from Beaudesert, Australia, made a big splash in his first season as an active member of the program. In six events during the spring, Antcliff posted a team-low 73.0 stroke average and squad-best four top-20 finishes. He tied for 16th in his collegiate debut at the Puerto Rico Classic and shot a 3-under 69 in his first round as a Jaguar. In the final round of the Cleveland Golf/Palmetto Intercollegiate, he fired a 4-under 66 to spark the Jags to the team title.