Golf teams both earn top five finishes

Wally Pendergrass

Staff Writer 

The women’s golf team surged up the leaderboard on the final day of the JU Classic to grab second place, while the men’s golf team finished fourth in a rain-shortened Collegiate Classic on Monday, Oct. 13.

The women went into the final day, Tuesday, Oct. 14, in sixth place. The team shot a 297 on the final day to climb up the leaderboard and finish   second.

The Trojans defeated 12 schools in the tournament, including Maryland and host Jacksonville University.

Sophomore Fatima Fernandez Cano picked up another top 10 finish, after shooting two 75s and a 72 for the tournament. She finished 10th with a score of 222.

Senior Taylor McGraw finished tied for 13th after a final round score of 78.

Senior Langley Vannoy finished tied for 18th with a score of 226. Vannoy shot the best round for the Trojans, a 1-under 71 on the final day.

The men’s team finished fourth at the Collegiate Classic after the final day was canceled due to the weather in Duluth, Georgia.

Senior Phillip Brennan tied for fourth on the individual leaderboard in the event and led the Trojans

with two under par rounds, a 1-under 71 in the first round and a 3-under 69 in the second round.

Senior Jake Tucker finished the tournament at 1-under-par and tied for 14th for the tournament.  Sophomore Jared Bettcher also shot a 3-under in the second round and finished the event tied for 19th.

The women’s and men’s golf teams each have one more tournament left in the fall season. The women will play at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational in West Point, Mississippi, on Oct. 20-22, while the men will play at the Intercollegiate at The Grove in College Grove, Tennessee, on Oct. 26-28.

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