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Georgetown College men's golf team hosted its annual fall tournament the past two days at its home course Cherry Blossom. The Tiger men had up and down moments through the 36 holes and finished eighth out of 10 teams in the Bluegrass Fall Classic.
Day one had them 26 shots over par, but the team improved two strokes Tuesday to finish 50 over par with a 626. The course is 6,838 yards with a par 72.
Morgan Reed led the way going just four over each day for a 152 total. Reed finished tied for 21st. Jacob Flora started with a four over 76 and finished with a 154, tying him for 28th. Madison Huegel, 159, and Brett Doggett, 162, also finished in the top 50 golfers for the two days.
"We need to drop a stroke here and there," said GC coach Flash Williams. "To have all four finish in the seventies on the second day is great, but we need to have a better first day and start shaving off strokes. It all adds up when you are totally four scores together."
Dylan Underwood was the fifth Tiger golfer shooting for the team score. His 82 Monday was one stroke better than Brett Doggett's 83 and thus was counted, but Tuesday had the highest round with an 84.
"This is good for early season, but we need to keep improving on this," Williams said. "I know our guys can shoot in the low-70s, and we can make a real run this spring. We have a few more fall matches that will help to give us rounds of golf and then the players have to keep working so when spring hits we are ready to go."
Cumberland University shot a 573 to finish as the tournament champions. Lindsey Wilson College and University of the Cumberlands tied for second with 576. The Blue Raiders' non-scorer shot better than the Patriots' non-scorer on day two, giving them the edge in the standings and finishing second for the match.
University of Pikeville was the only other team to shoot below 600 with a two-day total of 598. Asbury University shot a 605. Campbellsville University finished with a 608. St. Catharine College had a 617 score. Shawnee State finished ninth with a 643 and Bluefield rounded out the field with a 663.