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March 18, 2021

Jacksonville State claims Bash at the Beach Title

Quim Vidal Mora Leads JSU to Third Bash at the Beach Win

There’s no question about it, Jacksonville State knows how to wear out its welcome at the Bash at the Beach Collegiate tournament.

For the third straight year, the Gamecocks emerged victorious at the Bash at the Beach event in Myrtle Beach hosted by Appalachian State.

Shooting under par in all three rounds and putting all five players in the top 12, Jacksonville State rolled to an eight-shot victory over UConn. JSU finished at 21-under-par 843, while UConn was second at 851. Host Appalachian State was two shots farther back in third place at 853 in the tournament played on the par-72, 6,800-yard Surf Golf and Beach Club.

Quim Vidal Mora, who tied for medalist honors, to lead the Gamecocks to a second consecutive tournament title this spring.

Vidal Mora tied UConn’s Jared Nelson for medalist honors after shooting an 8-under 208 over the two-day, 54-hole event. A native of Barcelona, Spain, Vidal Mora shot rounds of 73 and 68 on Monday before turning in a 5-under 67 in Tuesday’s final round.

Senior Jesus Dario Montenegro finished just one shot off of the lead with a 7-under 209 that tied him for third.

Junior Maximo Portais, also a native of Buenos Aires, finished sixth with a 3-under 213. Junior Jackson Singletary claimed a Top 10 finish in a tie for 10th, thanks to his even-par 216 for the tournament.

UAB Women Capture Own Title

The UAB women’s team won its weather-shortened 36-hole tournament, shooting 601 to edge Xavier by three shots.

Tia Teiniketo
UAB’s Tia Teiniketo was low medalist at UAB’s own tournament in Birmingham earlier this week. (Photo: UAB Athletics)

The tournament was played at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

UAB’s Tia Teiniketo captured medalist honors by seven shots, finishing at 4-under 140.

“Proud is an understatement,” head coach Ryan Ashburn told UABathletics.com. “These girls have worked extremely hard this past month and its paid off. Tia is a rock star. She’s won two tournaments this year and I hope she adds more to it over the next month. Things we have been working on are slowly coming together at the right time, and I can’t wait to head down to Gulf Shores with this momentum.”

The Blazers compete in the Bama Bash at the Beach in Gulf Shores on Friday.

Among other state schools competing at the UAB event, Samford finished fifth (619), Jacksonville State sixth, Alabama State 10th and North Alabama 11th.

Bailey Dunstan led Samford with a T3 finish at 148.

JSU’s Berta Sanchez Sabe was sixth at 149, while Alabama State’s Kei harris and Jade Sanders were tied for 29th at 158. North Alabama’s Hanna Pope and Tori Roush were T42 at 163.

Gregg Dewalt is the editor of Alabama Golf News.

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Featured image: Jacksonville State Athletics

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