College of Coastal Georgia’s men’s golf team had its best performance of the week in Wednesday’s final round of the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament. But there was no stopping Dalton State at Arrowhead Country Club in Montgomery, Ala.

Dalton State carded an 11-under as a team to run away with the SSAC championship by 31 shots over the Mariners. Dalton had the top three individual golfers for the tournament with S.M. Lee taking medalist honors with a 7-under 206 for the tournament.

Coastal finished the tournament at 9 over as a team. Brunswick native Paxton Shuman continued with his consistent play Wednesday with his third-straight 1-under 70 to finish the tournament in fourth place at 3 under.

Taylor Guilbeau had the best final round for for Coastal with a 3-under 69 to finish tied for 13th overall at 6 over. Lauri Hacklin’s 1-over 72 put the Mariner junior at 4-over for the tournament and tied for seventh. Seth Sanders’ 72 rounded out the scoring for Coastal. The senior finished tied for 10th at 5 over.

Harrison Stafford just missed counting on Coastal’s scorecard with a 73 and finished the tournament tied for 22nd at 10 over.

Only the conference champion is guaranteed a spot in the NAIA men’s golf championship, so Coastal will have to wait if they receive an at-large bid for the tournament in May at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

SOFTBALL

Coastal Georgia’s softball team wrapped up its home slate Tuesday with a sweep of conference foe Brewton-Parker.

The Mariners (32-16, 14-8 SSAC) tallied a run in each of the first two innings and added another in the fourth to win Game 1 3-1. Savannah Money had two hits, an RBI and scored a run from her leadoff position.

Katie Burns totaled three hits and scored a run while Oliva Husted and Taylor Lee had two hits each.

Dawn Stewart earned the win in the circle, giving up five hits and one unearned run while striking out four and walking none.

Game 2 was tied 2-2 until Coastal plated three runs in the fifth inning for a 5-2 win. Reilly Oliver and Paige Alt each had two hits and an RBI while Burns added a double and a RBI.

Alt picked up the win for Coastal, allowing two earned runs on six hits and striking out seven in five innings. Husted pitched a clean inning of relief, and Chloe Boulineau earned the save by striking out the side in the seventh.

The Mariners travel to No. 2 Brenau for a doubleheader on Friday and wrap up the regular season Saturday at Faulkner University.

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