PBC Men’s Golf Wraps Fall Season

Lander's Conor Richards
Lander's Conor Richards

PBC Teams finish 6,7,8 at McDonough Cup

ORLANDO – The Flagler College men's golf team finished in sixth place with a 36-over par 900 (299-304-297) at the McDonough Cup, which concluded Tuesday (Oct. 31) at the Rio Pinar Country Club (par 72; 6,955 yards).

Topping the 18-team field was No. 6 (Bushnell Golfweek Division II Top 25) Newberry College. The Wolves won by two strokes with a 16-over 880 (290-288-302). The host school, Rollins College (295-290-297), finished in second place. Carson-Newman University (885), the University of Mount Olive (894) and Wingate University (897) rounded out the top five. 

Jake Headrick of Carson-Newman University topped the 101-man field with a 5-under 211. He moved up three spots after carding a 5-under 67 in the final round, which was the lowest round of the 54-hole tournament. Harry Bolton of Newberry finished in second place with a 4-under 212. Barry Babbitt (213) of Rollins, Spencer Skiff (216) of Newberry and Conor Richards (218) of Lander University rounded out the top five.

Jack Kegelmeyer recorded his second top 10 finish of the season as he tied for ninth place at 5-over. He shot a 2-over 74 this afternoon to finish with 221 strokes. Juan Iturra tied for 20th place at 9-over. He was able to jump 18 spots after carding an even par in the final round. Nicolas Vanegas finished in a tie for 33rdplace at 11-over while Mitchell Bowlin tied for 66th place with a 19-over. Rjay Gross rounded out the Flagler golfers with a 23-over.

The Bearcats improved to seventh-place on the final day of the tournament after holding at ninth-place after the first two rounds of action. Sophomore Conor Richards led the team with a three-round score of 2-over par to go along with a fifth-place finish at the Historic Rio Pinar Golf Club.

Junior Michael Brodie was the second-highest golfer for Lander with a 12th-place finish off a 7-over par performance. Senior James Bartlett came in at 20th with a 9-over par finish.

Redshirt junior Garrett Atkinson and freshman Braydon Evans rounded out the group of qualifying Bearcat competitors. Atkinson finished at 79th with a 23-over par score, while Evans finished in 82nd at 25-over par.

The Mountain Lions shot their highest round of the fall as they carded a 305 on the par 72, 6,955-yard layout to finish in eighth place at 902.

Valter Andersson was the top finisher for Young Harris as he tied for 12th place at 223 after posting a 77. Anton Karlbom had the low round of the day for the Mountain Lions with a 72 and registered his first top-20 finish - a tie for 17th - at 224. David Wallin tied for 38th place at 228 after a 79, while Trey Pearson tied for 46th at 230 after a 78. Ryan Emery fired a 78 and tied for 59th place at 233.

Cougars Take Eighth at Miami Intercollegiate

MIAMI – In the final tournament of the fall season, the eighth-ranked Columbus State University men's golf team took eighth place at the Miami Intercollegiate. The tournament was played at Trump National Doral on the Red Tiger Course.

The Cougars finished with a team score of 873 to finish eighth in the loaded field.

Top-ranked West Florida (825) finishes nine strokes ahead of third-ranked Florida Southern (834) for the team title. Fourth-ranked Nova Southeastern (841), fifth-ranked Florida Tech (858) and second-ranked Lynn (860) rounded out the top five.

Gideon van der Vyver was the low Cougar on the course at 6-over for the three rounds. His 216 total was good enough for 22nd place.

Jordan Doull was one shot behind his teammate in 25th after carding the low CSU round of the tournament with a 2-under 68 on Tuesday.

Andrew Arft finished at 12-over in 41st, while Matt Zerbel and K.J. Lee each ended 14-over in 53rd.