DEMOREST, Ga. ---
Huntingdon College's fifth-ranked men's golf team finished the first
round of the inaugural Great South Athletic Conference tournament
five-strokes behind current leader Maryville College. Stormy weather
kept the Lady Hawks from completing their opening round of the GSAC
tournament at the Orchards Golf Course hosted by Piedmont College.
golf team got off to a rocky start in the opening four holes, adding
15 extra-strokes to the team total after recording four
double-bogeys, one triple-bogey and one quadruple-bogey. The Hawks'
settled down and carded a team total one-under par on the back nine
at the Orchards Golf Course on Monday for a team total 302.
freshman Rodes Bowers paced the team with a one-over par, 73,
finishing the first round tied for 3rd place. Seniors
Chase Blaich and J.P. Kircher each finished tied for 8th
place after shooting four-over par, 76.
Culpepper and Jamey Lester rounded out the Hawks' scoring carding a
five-over par, 77, and a ten-over par, 82, respectively. Culpepper
finished round one in 13th place while Lester is tied for
22nd at the GSAC tournament.
Maryville made the
most of the opening round firing a team total 297 for the day one
lead. After struggling early in the day, Huntingdon fought back
finishing five-strokes behind the Scots in second place with a 302.
LaGrange College's Hudson Keener carded an individual-low two-under
par, 70, helping the Panthers finish three-strokes behind the Hawks
with a 305.
On the women's
side, bad weather cut the opening round short at the Orchards Golf
Course in Demorest, Georgia. The Lady Hawks and the rest of the field
will conclude round one on Tuesday, Apr. 26, beginning at 10 a.m.
Eastern prior to the final round.
golf team will try to close in on Maryville for the first-ever GSAC
title with the first group teeing off at 10:40 a.m. Eastern on
Tuesday, Apr. 26, at the Orchards Golf Course in Demorest, Georgia.
GSAC Men's Championship
Round One Results
– Par-Yardage: 72-6713
Fin. School Scores
2 Huntingdon College 302
T3 Rodes Bowers 39- 34 73
T8 J.P. Kircher 38- 38 76
T8 Chase Blaich 41- 35 76
13 Cates Culpepper 41- 36 77
T22 Jamey Lester 44- 38 82
3 LaGrange College
4 Piedmont College
5 Covenant College
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