No. 19 Tigers finish ninth after a 19 stroke improvement at Discover Dekalb Emory Invitational

No. 19 Tigers finish ninth after a 19 stroke improvement at Discover Dekalb Emory Invitational

ATLANTA (April 9, 2017) – The No. 19 Sewanee men's golf team improved by 19 strokes Sunday to finish ninth at the Discover Dekalb Emory Invitational.

The Tigers fired a final-round 288 for a two-day 595. No. 1 ranked Huntingdon won the event with a two-day 567. No. 3 and host Emory finished second at 568. Overall, 12 teams in the field were ranked.

Gray Matthews led Sewanee with a 145 total. After shooting a 74 on Saturday, Matthews improved by three strokes to finish tied for 16th. Nick Powell was four strokes behind Matthews after he fired a final-round 75. Powell finished tied for 31st.

Freshman Tommy Oliver made a huge improvement on Sunday. The Tiger newcomer improved by eight strokes for a final-round 72. His 152 total was tied for 42nd.

Taylor Mottern made the biggest jump on Sunday with a 16-stroke improvement. Mottern fired the low round of the day for Sewanee, a 70, for a tie for 60th.

Finally, Alex Wedding finished with a 36-hole 161 total for 74th place.

Sewanee returns to action in two weeks at the SAA Championships in Maumelle, Ark.

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