No. 24 Men’s Golf Completes Split Squad Action in Georgia

No. 24 Men’s Golf Completes Split Squad Action in Georgia

Royal Lakes Results | Piedmont Fall Invite Results

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. / CLARKESVILLE, Ga. - The No. 24 Sewanee men's golf team participated in two tournaments on Monday and Tuesday. The Sewanee "A" team competed at the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational, while the "B" team played at the Piedmont Fall Invitational.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENTS
ROYAL LAKES FALL INVITATIONAL: Finished in a tie for 8th out of 17 teams (593 | 299-294)
PIEDMONT FALL INVITATIONAL: Finished in 5th out of nine teams (619 | 317-302)
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ROYAL LAKES LEADERBOARD
1.  Babson (584 | 291-293)
     No. 15 Greensboro (584 | 298-286)
3.  Hampden-Sydney (587 | 292-295)
4.  McDaniel (589 | 303-286)
     Maryville (Tenn.) (589 | 292-297)
     York (Pa.) (589 | 298-291)
7.  No. 19 LaGrange (591 | 303-288)
8.  Birmingham-Southern (593 | 298-295)
     No. 24 Sewanee (593 | 299-294)
10. No. 16 California Lutheran (595 | 298-297)
11. St. John Fisher (600 | 305-295)
12. Texas Dallas (605 | 311-294)
13. No. 18 Oglethorpe (606 | 306-300)
14. Centre (610 | 306-304)
15. Bridgewater (Va.) (624 | 316-308)
16. Millsaps (633 | 324-309)
17. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (707 | 362-345)

TOP PERFORMANCES
-Tommy Oliver, entering the final round in eighth place and four strokes behind the leader Jacob Arnett of Oglethorpe, fired a 70 final round thanks to seven birdies. The Co-SAA Players of the Year in 2017-18 were two strokes within each other for the top two spots.

-However, Tyler Newton of York (Pa.) snuck ahead of Oliver to finish in second with a 139 (69-70), two strokes ahead of Oliver (141 | 71-70).

-Oliver finished the 36-hole tournament with a 2.75 average on Par 3 scoring and a 4.38 average on Par 5s. He also chipped in 11 birdies, joining Hunter DeSena of Maryville (Tenn.) as the most for the tournament.

-Nick Powell fired a 70 opening round score on the par 72 Monday, but he finished two-over, 74 on the final round to score a 144, good for eighth. He also scored nine birdies.

-Other scores include Woodson Smith (150 | 78-72), George Hite (159 | 80-79) and Basil Boyd (160 | 82-78).

PIEDMONT LEADERBOARD
1. No. 2 Methodist (589 | 294-295)
2. Piedmont (606 | 297-309)
3. Walters State CC (610 | 312-298)
4. Covenant (617 | 310-307)
5. Sewanee (619 | 317-302)
6. Abraham Baldwin (630 | 319-311)
7. MUW (652 | 330-322)
8. Cleveland State CC (656 | 326-330)
9. Berea (662 | 324-338)
10. Bob Jones (671 | 325-346)

TOP PERFORMANCES
-Michael Olmsted led all Sewanee competitors with a 154 (76-77) on the two-day tournament as he finishes in a tie for 11th out of 55 golfers.

-Gray Matthews fired a 155 (84-71) for a tie for 20th place.

-Alan Whitehead fired a 157, while Nic Vandeventer scored a 161.

-Charles Hargrove rounded out the scoring with a 163 for Sewanee.

UP NEXT
The Tigers return to the course Oct. 14-16 when they take part in the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational.

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