Athletic News

March 28, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Chase Blaich's Two-Under, 70, Leads Field After Day One at the Piedmont Spring Invitational

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. --- Huntingdon College's men's golf team trails Reinhardt University by one-stroke for the lead after firing an opening round 297 total. Senior Chase Blaich's two-under par, 70, was the tournament low on Monday afternoon for the individual lead at the Piedmont Spring Invitational at the Orchards Golf and Country Club.

Reinhardt edged out the Hawks by one-stroke with a team total 296 in the first round. Huntingdon finished day one in second place with a 297 while Coastal Georgia shot an overall total of 302. Maryville College and Franklin College rounded out the top-5 after carding a 311 and 318, respectively.  

Blaich's two-under, 70, an individual-low helped place the Hawks one-stroke off the lead in the first round of the Piedmont Spring Invitational. Senior J.P. Kircher carded a two-over par, 74, finishing the opening day in 5th place. Freshman Jamey Lester rounded out the top-10 on the individual scoreboard with a four-over par, 76, on Monday.  

Freshmen Cates Culpepper and Matt Stinebaugh completed the Hawks' scoring with a first round five-over par, 77, and a 14-over par, 86, respectively. Culpepper finished the opening day tied for 13th place while Stinebaugh landed in a tie for 40th place.  

Piedmont Spring Invitational  

Round One Results - Par-Yardage: 72-6713  

1 Reinhardt University 296

2 Huntingdon College 297  

1 Chase Blaich 37- 33 70  

5 J.P. Kircher 36- 38 74  

T9 Jamey Lester 35- 41 76  

T13 Cates Culpepper 37- 40 77  

T40 Matt Stinebaugh 43- 43 86  

3 Coastal Georgia 302

4 Maryville College TN 311

5 Franklin College 318

6 Truett-McConnell 320

7 Piedmont College 322
8 Franklin B 334

9 Young Harris CC 338


Blaich and Huntingdon look to claim the individual and team crowns on Tuesday, Mar. 29, in the final round of the Piedmont Spring Invitational beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Clarkesville, Ga.


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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