MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- Belmont Abbey junior Nick Stafford saved his best for last Wednesday, wrapping up the 2017 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional with a round of two-under 70. The score gave him a three-day total of four-over 220, good for a tie for 30th place.
Starting his final round on the back nine, the Belmont native made the turn at -3, birdieing Nos. 10, 13 and 17. He improved to four-under with a birdie on No. 1, staying that way until his only blemish, a double bogey on No. 7.
The round ended the 2016-17 golf season as only the top two individuals not among the top seven teams advance to the national tournament.