Athletic News

October 18, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks’ Freshman Jamey Lester Tied for Lead at Oglethorpe Royal Lakes Invitational

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. ---- The no. 2 ranked Huntingdon men’s golf team finished two strokes behind host Oglethorpe in the first-round of the Oglethorpe Royal Lakes Invitational at the Royal Lakes Golf Course. Freshman Jamey Lester led the charge for the Hawks firing a three-under par 68 on day one.

The Hawks finished the opening round with a team total three-over par 287 behind only Oglethorpe, who shot a team total one-over par 285. Methodist finished the day third with a team total eight-over par 292, followed by LaGrange with a nine-over par 293. Costal Georgia rounded out the day one top-five, after posting a team total twelve-over par 296.

The story of the day was freshman Jamey Lester’s three-under par 68, finishing his best collegiate round of golf tied for 1st place. Chase Blaich finished the opening round tied for 6th place with an even par 71. Rodes Bowers shot a two-over par 73, finishing tied for 17th place.  

Rounding out the scoring for Huntingdon on day one was J.P. Kircher and Cates Culpepper each carding a four-over par 75, to finish tied for 27th place.

Head coach Matt Mahanic was pleased with his team’s performance in the opening round, especially with freshman Jamey Lester. “I’m proud of the way Jamey came out and played his best collegiate performance so far in his young career,” said Mahanic.

Lester and the Hawks will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 19 for a shot at winning the tournament on the final day of the Royal Lakes Invitational at Royal Lakes Country Club in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Round One

Par-Yardage: 71-6800

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores

1 Oglethorpe Univ. 285

2 Huntingdon College 287

t1 Jamey Lester 35- 33 68

t6 Chase Blaich 36- 35 71

t17 Rodes Bowers 37- 36 73

t27 J.P. Kircher 38- 37 75

t27 Cates Culpepper 38- 37 75

3 Methodist University 292

4 LaGrange College 293

5 Coastal Georgia 296

6 California Lutheran 298

7 St. Olaf College 300

8 De Pauw University 301

9 Greensboro College 303

10 Emory University 305

11 Millsaps College 310

12 Birmingham Southern 311

Rhodes College 311

14 Covenant College 315

15 Maryville College TN 321

16 Piedmont College 323


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Phone: (334) 833-4579

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