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North Alabama Wins Ncaa Super Regional; Greer Is Medalist

May. 07, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- The University of North Alabama made up a seven-stroke deficit in the final round to claim the championship of the 2009 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Golf Super Regional at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals Fighting Joe course. Lynn University held a four-stroke lead entering the final round and extended it to seven strokes midway through the final round. Sparked by the play of tournament medalist Jake Greer, who finished with a final round 71 and a six-under par 210 total, the Lions steadily closed the gap and finished with a 292 total, which edged Lynn by a single stroke. North Alabama had a three day 868 total, which was four over par. Lynn was second at five over (869), followed by Barry (874), Columbus State (875) and Georgia College and State (876). All five schools will now advance to the NCAA Division II Championships on May 19-22 in Bellvue, Washington. Jonathan Burke of Barton College and Brian Richey of Florida Southern College advance to the national championships as individuals. Burke finished third overall at 213, while Richey was fourth at 214. North Alabama claims its fourth regional title and advances to the Division II Championships for the ninth time. The Lions finished as the national runner-up in 2008. Valdosta State was sixth in the regional at +16, followed by Florida Southern, Nova Southeastern, Barton and Lander in the top 10. The extremely tough South/Southeast pairing meant that 13 of Division II's top 20 golf teams competed in the event. North Alabama's Brett Munson was second individually with a round of 69 on Wednesday and a 213 total. UNA's Wes Smith tied for 29th at 221, Ty Chandler tied for 65th (228) and David Gies tied for 78th (240). Final Players Final Team

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/