On March 10, 2015, two IJGA alums helped their respective colleges to a one-two finish at the Bash at the Beachtournament in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Poom Pattaropong, Bangkok, Thailand, of James Madison University and Charlie Durman, London, England, of University of West Georgia both had strong outings at the tournament carding three eagles between them.
Pattaropong, a at James Madison University, finished in a tie for eighth individually while his James Madison University team took top honors with a collective 11-under score. Individually, Pattaropong carded a 2-under 69 in his final round. In this round he carded five birdies including four on the back nine and back-to-back birdies on the par-4 holes No. 14 and 15. His back nine showed the most improvement throughout the tournament as he went from 1-over in round one to even in round two and 4-under in round three all on the back nine. His most impressive moment in the entire tournament however came on hole No. 1 during the second round. Pattaropong also carded an eagle during his second round on the par-5 hole No. 1.
Durman, who is in his second season with University of West Georgia, finished in the top 20 individually, while helping his team to second in the tournament. Durman’s best round was his 1-under 70 in round three. After finishing 1-over par the day before he started off strong with his own eagle on the par-5 hole No.1. He added a second eagle on the par-4 hole No. 11. A stretch of nine par-or-better scores and two birdies rounded out his card. Durman’s score was especially important, as it helped to propel his team from third to second place.
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