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Darton College Golf wins Coastal Georgia Invitational

ST. SIMMONS ISLAND -- Former Eastside golfer Nick Green helped Darton College get a 21-stroke lead to dominate the Coastal Georgia Invitational in the two-day tournament."They came out this morning and just took control," said head Darton golf coach Bill Jones.

Joe Sakulpophaisan, a sophomore from Thailand, won the overall tournament by nine strokes.

"You don't see that too often," Jones said. "It was impressive."

Sakulpophaisan finished in the lead on Monday shooting a 67 before closing the tournament with a 66 to finish the tournament 11-under par and as the low medalist.

"I'll have to check some records, but I want to say that's our lowest 2-round total ever," said Jones. "It was some really, really solid golf."

As a team, Darton had 295 strokes on Monday before shooting 286 on Tuesday to finish the tournament 2-under par.

Sophomore Shad Tuten, of Elberton, had the second-lowest score for the Cavaliers, shooting 76-74, for a two-day total of 150. Freshman Chase Jones, of Chatsworth, totaled 151, shooting 78-73. Green, a freshman, shot 79-73, to total 152, and freshman Neil Graham, of Douglas, shot 74, 82, to total 156.

Darton is scheduled to travel to the Ron Marshall Spring Fling at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Ala., on March 15-17.