Seton Hall University junior Lloyd Jefferson Go of the Philippines fired a course-record 7-under-par, 65 in the second round which vaulted him to the individual crown at the 2016 BIG EAST Championship at Callawassie Island G.C. in South Carolina.on May 3.
He added a 75 in the third round Tuesday afternoon for a 70-65-75-210 to win the individual title by three shots over Georgetown's Sam Madsen (213)..
Due to significant lightning in the Callawassie Island, S.C. area Monday afternoon, the round was suspended until Tuesday morning. Go’s round of 65 was halted with his ball just off the fairway on hole No. 17. Tuesday morning, Go calmly parred No. 17 and hit an approach shot on No. 18 to within 18 inches from the pin. With a tap in birdie to complete the round, course history was made.
Additionally, Go’s 7-under-par, 65, is the lowest single-round ever shot for a Seton Hall golfer at the BIG EAST Championship, and the second-lowest for a golfer from any school in the history of the conference tournament. Marquette’s Matt Hasse shot the record, a 64, in the final round of he 2009 event.
In 2014, Go was fifth in the NJSGA Amateur Championship at Knickerbocker followed by Seton Hall teammate Ryan Snouffer in sixth.
On Sunday, Jan. 10, .Go finished an impressive 25th in the Australian Master of the Amateurs tournament, the top-ranked amateur event in Australia.
Go became only the third individual BIG EAST Champion in school history, joining Pirate Hall of Famers Eugene Smith (2000) and Mike Costigan (1996).
Georgetown easily won the team title at 864 strokes over Xavier (891). Seton Hall was T-6 at 901
Collectively, Seton Hall played significantly better in round two. The Pirates shaved 11 strokes off their first round score to finish with a 6-over-par, 294, in round two. For the tournament, they are 23-over-par with a 305-294-599.
Ryan Snouffer of Sparta was four shots better on Monday and anothr shot better on Tuesday.. He finished T-27 at 80-76-75-231.