No. 18 Tigers finish 18th at elite Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational

No. 18 Tigers finish 18th at elite Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (March 19, 2017) – The No. 18 ranked Sewanee men's golf team finished 18th at the elite Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, Sunday.

The Tigers fired a final round 301 to finish the 54-hole event with a team score of 915. No. 15 ranked Greensboro won the event with an 875. No. 10 Oglethorpe, No. 1 Huntingdon, and No. 13 Methodist finished tied for second at 979.

Overall, 23 ranked teams were in the field. Sewanee finished ahead of No. 14 La Verne, No. 39 Transylvania, No. 44 Birmingham-Southern, No. 21 Centre, No. 42 Kenyon, and No. 35 Rochester.

Individually, No. 56 Jacob Arnett of Oglethorpe won the event with a three-day one-under par 212. Freshman Tommy Oliver led Sewanee with a 226 total. After shooting a final round 76, Oliver finished tied for 48th.

Freshman and No. 54 ranked Gray Matthews finished tied for 59th with a 228 total. Nick Powell fired a final round 75 which moved him up the leaderboard 12 spots. Powell finished tied for 67th while teammate Taylor Mottern tied for 119th with a 241 total.

Finally, Alex Wedding finished in 125th at 242. After an 88 and 80 the first two rounds, Wedding rallied with a 74, Sunday.

Sewanee returns to action at the Emory Spring Invitational April 8-9. 

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