RALEIGH, N.C. – Charlotte’s Franco Castro carded a final round 78 to finish tied for 55th at the 2014 NCAA Raleigh regional golf tournament. The three-round event, Charlotte’s 10th-straight appearance in a regional tournament either as a team or with an individual, was played at the 7,213-yard, par 71 Lonnie Poole Golf Course on the campus of N.C. State.
Castro’s final round began on the back nine with a pair of pars on 10 and 11 to start his day after bogies on both holes began the resumption of his first round on Friday. With another par on the par four 12th, Castro’s first stumbles would come surrendering back-to-back bogies on 13 and 14 before another setback on 16 sent him to three-over through seven. Castro would even out with two more pars to conclude his first nine on the back side at three-over 39.
The front nine to complete his afternoon started with a par before two-straight bogies on two and three dropped the junior to five-over through 12. After a final string of five-straight pars, Castro would end his regional appearance with a double bogey on nine to wrap up with another three-over side 39 for his 78.
Castro finished 11-over par for the tournament with rounds of 77-69-78 for a 224.
Georgia Tech easily cruised to the overall team title posting an 825 (-27). Washington, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Florida State all advance to the National Championship tournament in Kansas. Cyrus Stewart of Wake Forest advances as an individual with his three-day total of 209 (-4). Washington’s Jonathan Sanders took home medalist honors finishing the three-day event with a 10-under 203.