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ALLENDALE, Mich. – Sam Jernigan fired a final round 72 to finish 28th individually, helping St. Mary’s University to an 11th place finish at the 2009 NCAA Division II Men’s Midwest/South Central Regional, held Wednesday at The Meadows Golf Course.

Jernigan (Fr., San Antonio) rebounded from a tough second round to fire a steady, one-over par 72 in the final round. He shot an opening round 70 and had a 221 for the tournament (70-79-72). Steve Cuzzort of Wayne State University took medalist honors with a three-round total of 206 (67-69-70), while Justin Hueber of the University of Indianapolis was four strokes back at 210 (73-65-72).

Matt Vela (So., San Antonio) finished 50th overall with a 224 (75-75-74), Preston Akromis (Sr., San Antonio) was 60th with a 226 (75-74-77), Jeff Rein (So., Garden Ridge) was 70th with a 228 (76-74-78) and Alex Maurer (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) was 88th with a 231 (80-76-75).

In the team standings Wayne State took the title with a three-round total of 859 (278-284-297). Northeastern State University took second place with an 865 (291-281-293), Central Missouri University was third with an 871 (287-295-289), while St. Mary’s was 11th with an 893 (296-299-298).

With the result the Rattlers 2009 season came to an end. St. Mary’s won the 2009 Heartland Conference Tournament Championship, with Rein taking medalist honors.

2009 NCAA Division II Men’s Midwest/South Central Regional
The Meadows, Allendale, Mich.
Final Round
Par 71
Team Standings:
1. Wayne State 278-284-297 – 859, 2. Northeastern State 291-281-293 – 865, 3. Central Missouri 287-295-289 – 871, t4. Ferris State 292-286-297 – 875, t4.  Indianapolis 297-283-295 – 875, 6. St. Edward’s 292-297-289 – 878, 7. Texas A&M-Commerce 301-288-291 – 880, 8. Washburn 294-293-295 – 882, 9. Grand Valley State 296-295-292 – 883, 10. Central Oklahoma 295-291-301 – 887, 11. St. Mary’s 296-299-298 – 893, t12. Findlay 298-302-295 – 895, t12. Northern Kentucky 297-301-297 – 895, 14. Dallas Baptist 305-291-300 – 896, 15. Wisconsin-Parkside 308-295-294 – 897, 16. Missouri Southern State 296-301-301 – 898, t17. Drury 301-297-302 – 900, t17. Bellarmine 299-298-303 – 900, 19. Abilene Christian 309-300299 – 908, 20. Ashland 304-303-306 – 913.
Individual Standings: 1. Steve Cuzzort (WSU) 67-69-70 – 206, 2. Justin Hueber (UI) 73-65-72 – 210, 3. Justin Yoder (CMU) 70-69-72 – 211, t4. Eric Lilleboe (FSU) 72-69-72 – 213, t4. Brooks Herrick (BU) 72-70-71 – 213.
St. Mary’s Individuals: t28. Sam Jernigan 70-79-72 – 221, t50. Matt Vela 75-75-74 – 224, t60. Preston Akromis 75-74-77 – 226, t70. Jeff Rein 76-74-78 – 228, t88. Alex Mauer 80-76-75 – 231.

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