LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Four of the league's seven men's teams were in action this week, including Southwestern who participated at the prestigious Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational.
The Pirates finished ninth in a field of 30 - 23 of which were ranked in the top 50 in the nation. Southwestern opened the weekend in the 16th spot after the first round, scoring a 299 with Illinois Wesleyan and LaGrange College leading the pack at 288. The Pirates climbed the leaderboard after the second day, moving to ninth after scoring a 288 in Round 2. Southwestern held steady there in Round 3, shooting a 295 to finish at 882, which was 18 over par. Cade Osgood led the Pirates, scoring a 72 in each of the first two rounds and 74 in the third for a score of 218 to finish two over par, tied for 22nd.
Centenary and Dallas participated at the Hal Sutton Invite, an annual event hosted by the Gents and named in honor of its most famous golf alum. Centenary finished fifth in the 10-team field, just two shots behind fourth-place Pomona-Pitzer. The Gents fired rounds of 316 and 332 to finish with a two-day total of 648 (+72). Junior Reed Balcerowicz led Centenary with rounds of 73 and 76 for a two-round score of 149 (+5) and tied for second among individuals. Dallas did not send enough golfers to score but sophomore Seth McNeill paced the Crusaders with a two-round score of 158 and a 12th-place finish.
Junior James Shalhoup shot a 10-over 82 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 15th at the Willamette Valley Cup, leading the Johnson & Wales University men's golf team to a sixth place finish at Creekside Golf Club.
For complete results and recaps from all of the opening week of action, click the links below:
This Week's Results:
|Sun. 17||Johnson & Wales||Willamette Valley Cup||8:00 am||6th of 6 teams|
|Southwestern||Jekyll Island Collegiate||8:00 am||9th of 30 teams|
|Tue. 19||Centenary||Hal Sutton Invitational||8:00 am||5th of 10 teams|
|Dallas||Hal Sutton Invitational||8:00 am||DNS|