Former Riverton golfer Easton Paxton has best tournament of the season for North Carolina State release:

The NC State men’s golf team moved up the leaderboard every round, ultimately finishing in a tie for eighth place at the Puerto Rico Classic held at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.


Georgia Tech won the event by two shots over Oklahoma with Georgia finishing in third.

Easton Paxton concluded his best tournament of the 2019-20 season on Tuesday, finishing in a tie for 21st place at three-under par for the tournament. Paxton’s score and place were both season bests for the NC State junior.

Graduate student Brett McLamb finished the tournament, one shot back of Paxton in 24th place. McLamb shot a 72 on Sunday and matching one-under par 71s on Monday and Tuesday.

Benjamin Shipp climbed the leaderboard every round, finishing the tournament at one-over par in 37th place.

Christian Salzer was next for the Pack in a tie for 47th place at five-over par for the tournament.

Freshman Carter Graf rounds out the NC State lineup in a tie for 71st place.

The Pack returns to action Monday, March 9 when it begins play at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

NC State Lineup
T21. Easton Paxton 69-73-71—213
T24. Brett McLamb 72-71-71—214
T37. Benjamin Shipp 76-70-71—217
T47. Christian Salzer 74-74-73—221
T71. Carter Graf 78-79-77—234

Team Standings
1. Georgia Tech 282-268-282—832
2. Oklahoma 281-270-283—834
3. Georgia 285-280-280—845
4. Alabama 285-276-287—848
5. Clemson 286-276-293—855
6. Ole Miss 288-282-286—856
7. College of Charleston 293-285-286—864
T8. NC State 291-288-286—865
T8. Purdue 286-295-284—865
T10. Marquette 289-289-288—866
T10. Iowa 295-287-284—866
12. Maryland 289-292-294—875
T13. Tennessee 290-293-299—882
T13. Ohio State 303-288-291—882
15. East Carolina 295-301-298—894