VALDOSTA, Ga. — Mount Vernon graduate Tim Crouch, a junior on the Florida Southern University men’s golf team, won his second straight individual championship at the Southeaster Collegiate Tournament, hosted by Valdosta State University Kinderlou Forest Golf Club on March 11 and 12.
Crouch shot a four-under par 68 on March 12 following rounds of 74 and 68 on March 11 for a winning score of 210. He started the final day in third place behind teammate Case Gard and Jeff Evanier of Eckerd College, but made seven birdies in the final round, including three on the final four holes, to win the tournament by five strokes.
Crouch, who won the Matlock Classic four weeks ago with a score of -16, is the first Florida Southern golfer in four years to win two tournaments in a season, and the first to win back-to-back tournaments since Greg Koch in 2006.
No. 4-ranked Florida Southern and Barry University were locked in a race for the team championship, but the top-ranked Buccaneers finished four shots ahead, 870-874, to claim the title. At the Matlock Classic, Barry and Moccasins finished 1-2, the third time in six tournaments this season that Florida Southern finished either first or second, and the third time Crouch has been first or second as well.
The Moccasins will return to Georgia next week for the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Georgia College in Eatonton, today and Tuesday.