North Carolina State took full advantage of the large lead it brought into Tuesday’s final-round play of the V1 Sports General Hackler Championship hosted by Coastal Carolina University, persevering on a tough day for scoring to win the team competition at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club by eight strokes over North Florida.
The Wolfpack was one of only three teams to finish the 54-hole competition under par, posting a final score of 12 under par. They were followed by North Florida (-4) and Louisville (-1), with North Carolina (+4) and Coastal Carolina (+7) rounding out the top five teams.
North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik (-11) tied for the day’s low round of 69 with runner-up John Murphy of Louisville (-9) to win the Hackler’s individual title. Gabrelcik fought off a valiant effort by Hackler defending champion Zack Taylor (-8) of Coastal Carolina, whose final-round 70 earned him third place.
V1 Sports, golf’s leader in video analysis software and mobile apps to help golfers improve their swing and their score, completed its first year as title sponsor of the General Hackler Championship, one of America’s premier collegiate golf tournaments. The event is named in honor of Major General James F. Hackler, a distinguished military leader who retired to the area and became a leading advocate for Coastal Carolina University and the Myrtle Beach golf community.