Men’s Golf

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Men’s golf comes up short in Sun Belt semifinals

Michael Shipma Sports Editor After earning the top seed in Sun Belt Conference Championship match play on Monday, the Troy men’s golf team lost 1-4 in the semifinals to fourth-seeded Georgia State. The Trojans placed first out of 12 teams in the field after two rounds of competition over the weekend and had little time to rest due to a 7:30 a.m. start time for their match play with the Panthers. Troy started the week red-hot, taking first-place overall thanks to two top-five finishes in the individual standings. Senior Clayton […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Men’s golf tops No. 24 Georgia and No. 35 North Florida

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The No. 64-ranked Troy men’s golf team picked up underdog wins over No. 24 Georgia and No. 35 North Florida on Friday, improving its postseason stock heading into the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Trojans split match play with the hosting Bulldogs, winning the first match 3-0-2 before dropping the second 2-2-1. Troy then defeated North Florida 3-2 to earn its second win over top-35 competition in one day. Troy’s first score line of 3-0-2 against Georgia signified three wins for Troy, zero wins for Georgia […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Troy men’s golf takes 8th among top teams

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s golf team did not shy away from top-50 competition over the weekend, placing eighth out of 14 teams at the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt. The Trojans ended the first round of play on Friday in ninth and made the move up to eighth on the third and final day of competition on Sunday. Troy was able to finish ahead of No. 43 Liberty, one of nine top-75 teams in the field. Equally as impressive were two Trojans finding themselves in the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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High-placing Trojans lead men’s golf in Greensboro

Michael Shipma Sports Editor A pair of top-25 finishes paced the Troy men’s golf team Tuesday, as it finished fourth in a field of 15 teams at the Linger Longer tournament hosted by Kennesaw State. The Trojans faced 10 opponents that were ranked 75th or better in the three-day tournament, and was able to defeat No. 37 Michigan, No. 43 Kennesaw State and No. 45 Middle Tennessee. Also among the teams that Troy finished ahead of was in-state opponent Alabama. Of the 84 individual golfers in the tournament, all five […]

by · March 23, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Men’s golf earns fifth in Tallahassee

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s golf team shot 16-under par as a team to secure fifth place out of 14 teams in the Seminole Intercollegiate hosted by Florida State from March 10-12. After the first round of play, the Trojans were in ninth place, but used strong second and third days to climb the standings. Troy was paced by two top-25 finishes from seniors Clayton Vannoy and Jared Bettcher. Vannoy finished in a tie for fifth place individually, while Bettcher tied for 14th. Vannoy shot eight birdies in […]

by · March 16, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Bettcher leads men’s golf to eighth place in Kiawah

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy men’s golf team finished in a tie for eighth place out of 22 teams at the Kiawah Classic in Kiawah Island, South Carolina on Tuesday. The Trojans finished 29 shots behind the Tennessee Volunteers, who claimed the top spot in the team standings. With a final score of 300-292-304, the Trojans topped much larger Division I schools such as Rutgers and Nebraska, as well as the hosts Charleston Southern. Individually, senior Jared Bettcher was the highest-placing Trojan, landing in a tie for 15th place. […]

by · November 3, 2016 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Men’s golf places third in Duluth

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s golf team put up a good performance in Duluth, Georgia, finishing third in the Collegiate Classic. The 13-team tournament was hosted by Georgia State and concluded play on Tuesday, Oct. 18. It featured the Trojans’ senior Clayton Vannoy, who tied for third place in the individual rankings. Vannoy is currently ranked No. 53 in the nation, and he looked the part in the tournament, turning in a 7-under 209 after three rounds of play. His play was highlighted by a 3-under 69 […]

by · October 20, 2016 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Vannoy leads golf to fifth

Michael Shipma Sports Editor Senior Clayton Vannoy earned a second-place finish and led the Troy men’s golf team to a tie for fifth place at the Intercollegiate at the Grove on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The 14-team field included No. 2-ranked Georgia, which tied the Trojans in fifth place after Troy ascended three spots in the rankings in the third round. After the performance, Troy sits at No. 65 in the NCAA Division I rankings by Troy also outperformed Louisville, Memphis and North Carolina State, who are currently ranked No. […]

by · September 22, 2016 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Men’s golf places eighth at Kiawah

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s golf team jumped two spots in the rankings to finish eighth at The Invitational at Kiawah on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The 16-team competition was played out in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, where senior Clayton Vannoy led the Trojans with a tie for 11th place individually. After recording a collective 3-over 288 in the first two rounds of play on Monday, Sept. 12, Troy shot an even round of 288 to move from tenth to eight after the third and final round. Troy’s third […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Masters leads men’s golf team to 10th place in Awendaw

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The No. 53 Troy men’s golf team used a solid final day of play to earn a 10th place finish in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate tournament hosted by South Carolina. The 15-team invitational was played over the course of three days from April 3-5 at the Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina. Freshman Calum Masters led the Trojans, earning his third consecutive top-10 finish in Troy’s final regular season tournament before the Sun Belt Championship Tournament later this month. Masters carded a […]

by · April 7, 2016 · Men's Golf, Sports