GC men's golf receives second place title in Eagle Invitational. Photo submitted
Men's Golf - Tue, Apr. 11, 2017
Georgetown College men's golf team put on the charge Tuesday afternoon in the Eagle Invitational. Midway University held the tournament at University Club of Kentucky in Fayette County. The Tigers were nine strokes back of second after windy day one, two out of third. They leap frogged host Midway and Asbury University for the top two finish.
"It was good to see us bounce back after a tough first day in windy conditions," said GC coach Austin Sparks. "I'm really proud of the way the guys got back to playing good team golf today and shot a score good enough to take second place in a good field."
Eight teams vied for the title and NCAA Division II Lincoln Memorial University held on for the top spot, wire-to-wire, 20-strokes ahead of the rest of the field.
Of the team designated scorers, only one was in the top 10 Monday evening. Georgetown finished with three in the top five after the tabulation was complete Tuesday. Kaleb Lester moved from fifth to fourth, while Connor Taylor and Connor Danis tied for fifth after being in the in the teens following day one.
By virtue of scorecard playoff, Danis took the fifth spot in the all-tournament honors and Lester was fourth.
Drake Stepter finished 21st, improving six spots from Monday, and Patrick Oakley rounded out the scorers with a 27th place finish – four better than day one.
Sparks also carried two individual players. Trey Ogle played the best of the opening day, sitting in a four-way tie for first. Day two was much tougher as he finished tied for 13th. Braxton Brophy found success in the wind, sitting tied for eighth after day one. He finished in 22nd.
The Tigers now have almost two weeks to prepare for the Mid-South Conference tournament championship in Bowling Green, Ky. Dates are April 24-26 at Bowling Green Country Club.