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    SEC Golf Recap: Sunday, September 22

    Bulldogs Perfect In Match Play As SEC Claims Title

    KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. -- The No. 8 Georgia men's golf team did its part to elevate the SEC to the conference title of the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Cup Challenge on Sunday.

    One day after claiming the 54-hole team crown at The Golf Club of Tennessee, the Bulldogs went 5-0 in match play against Clemson. Georgia and four of its contemporaries from the SEC topped the ACC 17-8 to take the event's "Top Conference" honor.

    The Bulldogs were the only SEC team to go undefeated on Sunday. Junior Mookie DeMoss dominated Clemson's Carson Young 9&7, sophomore Lee McCoy notched a 3&2 victory over Miller Capps, junior Nicholas Reach topped Austin Langdale 2&1, senior Michael Cromie won 2-up over Stephen Behr, and senior Joey Garber posted a 1-up win over Cody Proveaux.

    In the other matches, Tennessee beat Wake Forest 3-2, Mississippi State defeated Boston College 3-2, Vanderbilt topped Duke 4-1 and Virginia knocked off Texas A&M 3-2.

    The Bulldogs' win on Saturday was the 50th in Coach Chris Haack's career.

    The Bulldogs will return to action Oct. 4-6 at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon.





    Tubert, Razorbacks Win Mercedes Benz Sunday

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- University of Arkansas senior Emily Tubert posted back-to-back under par rounds leading the No. 18 Razorback women’s golf team to the title in the rain-shortened 17th Annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, Tenn., Sunday.

    Tubert, a Burbank, Calif., native, opened play with a 69 on Friday adding a 68 on Sunday for a 137 and a three-stroke win. The Razorbacks were the only team under par for the tournament with rounds of 282-281=563, winning the event by eight strokes over second place.

    Tubert opened her round with a bogey on the first hole but settled in with eight consecutive pars turning at one-over. She lit up the back nine playing four-under with birdies on the 10th, 12th, 15th and 16th holes for her 68.

    “It is so awesome to see this group stick to the game plan and execute the shots when it counts most,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “We were tied going into the 12th hole and just hit quality golf shots when we needed to. I’m really glad they benefited from all the hard work.”

    “We had three players in contention to win the title and when you have that, it is exciting golf,” Estes-Taylor continued. “We had two seconds and a first and that is just amazing. All three just played really awesome golf. I’m excited for Emily to get the individual win – that is great for her confidence.”

    Teammates sophomores Regina Plasencia and Gabriela Lopez tied for second overall shooting 140 for the two-round event. Plasencia shot 69-71 and Lopez counted 72-68.

    Plasencia was plus-two after three holes and fought her way back with a strong finish. The Guadalajara, Mexico, native picked up the first of three birdies on the fifth hole adding two more in the 15th and 17th holes for her even par 71 in the final round.

    Lopez matched Tubert with a final round 68 in a nearly perfect effort on Sunday. She too bogeyed the first hole of the round but moved to one-under with birdies on the fourth and eighth holes. She stumbled with a bogey on the 10th hole but finished with three birdies in the final eight holes to move up the leaderboard.

    “Regina continues to play well and for Gaby to close strong is fantastic,” Estes-Taylor said.

    Freshman Summar Roachell also counted this weekend for Arkansas. The Conway, Ark., native finished tied for 19th overall with a 146 with rounds of 72-74. Senior Emma Lavy tied for 56th overall shooting a 78 in the first round and adding 74 Sunday for a 152.

    Roachell continues to improve with each tournament. She was four-over on the front nine with her lone birdie on the sixth hole. She had two birdies in the final nine holes to finish with 74. Roachell had seven birdies in the two rounds.

    Redshirt freshman Olivia Lavy tied for 74th overall in her first event as a collegiate player. The younger Lavy shot 8075 for 155 for the Razorbacks.

    The team had an “off” day Saturday when the rain washed out play but the Razorbacks were far from idle. They did do some studying and took in a movie but also focused on their golf games.

    “We did some mirror swings, stretches and played the course in our heads,” Estes-Taylor said. “It was an advantage to have a day off and we got creative and trained in the hotel.”

    The Razorbacks finished with an eight stroke lead over day-one leader No. 6 South Carolina who finished with a 571. No. 35 Tulane made a second round charge to finish third with 579 followed by host No. 21 Tennessee with 581, and No. 34 UCF with 582 to round out the top five. The rest of the field includes No. 13 Louisville with 585, No. 60 Notre Dame with 588, No. 69 Chattanooga with 591, Michigan with 593, No. 8 Mississippi State with 593, No. 4 College of Charleston with 598, No. 14 Campbell with 599, No. 44 Penn State with 601, No. 81 UTSA with 602, No. 41 Ole Miss and Rollins College with 603 and No. 62 Missouri with 604.

    Arkansas returns to the links Oct. 11-13, at the Ruth’s Chris Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    For more information regarding Razorback women’s golf or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.





    Alabama Eighth at Mason Rudolph Championship

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Alabama women’s golf team finished eighth at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship Sunday at the par-72, 6,337-yard Vanderbilt Legends Club with a 21-over-par 895.

    The Crimson Tide shot its highest round of the season with a 13-over-par 301. UCLA won the event with a 14-under-par total of 850. Arizona State was a distant second at 6-over 870 with host Vanderbilt and Duke tied for third at 876. North Carolina State rounded out the top five at 880.

    Crimson Tide senior Stephanie Meadow and sophomore Emma Talley were the bright spots for Alabama. Meadow finished fourth at 2-under-par 214 while Talley tied for 13th at 2-over 218. Talley was 2-under over the final 36 holes after opening with a 76.

    “Stephanie played pretty well and Emma played well the last two days, but at the level we want to compete, it takes more than that,” Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. “Our three, four and five players have to play better, keep competing and practice hard. We have to learn to manage our games around the golf course and save shots rather than throwing them away.”

    Sophomore transfer Janie Jackson shot 78 on Sunday to count as the Tide’s third score and finished tied for 55th at 14-over 230. Redshirt freshman Cammie Gray’s final-round 81 was dropped, and she finished tied for 72nd. Daniela Lendl, who posted a top 10 finish in the first event of the season, shot 79 in the last round to finish tied for 80th.

    Alabama next tees it up at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational on Oct. 11-13, at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaWGolf, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.





    Auburn Men’s Golf Grabs Second Place Finish At Wolf Run

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Jake Monday shot a final round 69 to finish fifth as the Auburn men’s golf team brought home a runner-up finish at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind. Matt Gilchrest also had a top-10 finish, tying for ninth at plus-7 while Niclas Carlsson tied for 13th (plus-8) and Daniel Stringfellow 16th (plus-9).

    “We played better today but still left quite a few shots out there with our wedge games,” Auburn head coach Nick Clinard said.

    Mondy finished the tournament plus-3 with an eagle and a tournament-best 36 pars, shooting a combined minus-3 on the par-5s for a three-round score of 216 (74-73-69). Gilchrest recorded 10 birdies, tied for 10th-best at the tournament, as he shot 73-72-75—220.

    Carlsson, who also recorded an eagle during the tournament, shot 73-77-71—221 while Stringfellow lowered his score each round, carding a 77-74-71—222 and finishing with 32 pars on the weekend.

    Will Long finished tied for 49th with a 78-75-79—232.

    Victor Henum, playing as an individual, finished sixth, shooting a 74-70-74—218, collecting 11 birdies along the way.

    Illinois won the team title at minus-8 while Auburn leapfrogged Kentucky in the final round as UK finished five shots behind Auburn at plus-30.

    Illinois had the top four finishers in the tournament with Thomas Detry shooting a combined minus-4 (69-69-71—209) to claim the individual title.





    Newton Fires 3-over 74 To Lead Ole Miss in Mercedes-Benz Final Round

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Sophomore Abby Newton carded a 3-over 74 in final around action at the Mercedes-Benz Championship to lead the Ole Miss women’s golf team to a 15th place finish on Sunday (Sept. 22). Newton was 5-over through the 36-hole tournament, which was shortened by around due to rain on Saturday.

    Alison Hovatter rebounded from a 7-over 77 round in opening round action to post a 5-over 76 in the final round, including a crucial birdie on hole 15 as she closed out the round. In all, the Rebels tallied seven birdies on the round, with freshman Maria Toennessen carding a team-best three birdies on the front nine, including back-to-back birdies on holes seven and eight.

    Toennessen closed out her first collegiate tournament with a round a 78, 7-over par, and finished tied for 54th place. Hovatter closed tournament action in 64th place, jumping up seven spots from her opening round score in the final round.

    The Rebels posted a final round score of 309, giving them a two-day score of 609 which was 35-over par and placed them in 15th place. In all, just six stokes separated 10th - 17th place in the field.

    Taelor Rubin closed the weekend with a score of 155 after shooting a 10-over par 81 in the final round while Stani Schiavone shot an 11-over par to closed tournament action in 81st place.

    Arkansas claimed the tournament title with a two-day score of 563, which was 5-under par. The Razorbacks were the lone team to in the field to shoot under par. Emily Tubert took medalist honors with a round of 3-under 68 placing her at 5-under for the tournament.

    The Rebels will take some time off before heading to the UNC Tar Heel Invitational Oct. 11-13 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    For all Ole Miss women’s golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Ole Miss WGolf.





    Auburn's Marta Sanz Ties For 5th At Mason Rudolph

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Auburn women's golf team finished in seventh after carding a 6-over 294 in the final round of the Mason Rudolph Championship, ending the tournament at 21-over 885. Senior Marta Sanz led the Tigers as she locked up her first top-five finish of the season.

    Hosted by the Vanderbilt, the Mason Rudolph Championship was a 54-hole tournament played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course in Franklin, Tenn. The par 72 course played at 6,337 yards for the tournament. The event featured 15 teams from around the country, including 11 teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation.

    Of the six teams that finished ahead of Auburn in the field, all are ranked in the top 20 in the nation with four in the top 10.

    "We played better today and were able to get together a solid finish at a very tough tournament," said Auburn associate head coach Andrew Pratt. "We are getting there, but we still have a lot of work to do. Fortunately, we have a few weeks to practice and work on some things before our next tournament."

    Sanz shot a 2-under 70 in the final round, carding five birdies on the day. She ended the tournament tied for fifth with an even-par 216. Junior Victoria Trapani also ended the day in the top 15 at 2-over 218. She carded a 2-under 70 in the final round, including three birdies and an eagle, to finish in a tie for 13th.

    After carding a 3-over 75 with three birdies in the final round, senior Diana Fernandez ended the day in the top 25. She finished the tournament tied for 24th at 5-over 221.

    Sophomore Jamie Yun finished tied for 63rd. She shot a 7-over-par 79 in the final round, ending the tournament at 16-over 232. Sophomore Alex Harrell ended the day at 19-over 235, posting a final-round 11-over-par 83 to tie for 72nd.

    UCLA won the team title, finishing with a 14-under 850. Arizona State followed in second at 6-over 870. Tying for third, Duke and Vanderbilt ended with 12-over 876s, while North Carolina State ended the tournament in fifth at 16-over.

    Individually, UCLA's Erynne Lee finished in first with a 7-under-par 209. UCLA's Alison Lee shot a 6-under 209 to finish second while North Carolina State's Augusta James carded a 3-under 213, coming in third. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow shot a 2-under-par 214 and finished in fourth. Three players, including Sanz, ended the final round tied for fifth with even-par 216s.

    Auburn will return to the course Oct. 11-13 as the Tigers travel to Chapel Hill. N.C., to play in the Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Finley Golf Course.





    Cappelen, Sorenson In Contention At Windon Memorial Classic

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Senior Sebastian Cappelen and junior Thomas Sorensen highlighted the 36-hole opening day at the Windon Memorial Classic for the No. 7 Arkansas men’s golf team, as the duo will enter Monday’s final round in the top five on the individual leaderboard. The Razorbacks are in sole possession of seventh place in 16-team tournament held at The Knollwood Club.

    Both Cappelen and Sorensen put together bogey-free rounds of three-under 69 on the day to lead Arkansas to a two-round 299-284(-4)/583. The team’s four-under 284 in the afternoon was the third-best round of the day by 16-team field and the lowest in the second round.

    No. 22 Kent State (283-286/569) holds a three-stroke lead over host Northwestern (282-290/572), while Coastal Carolina, UC Davis and Marquette are tied for third place, just three strokes ahead of the Razorbacks.

    Cappelen’s day began with the 100th counting score of his illustrious career, as he did so in style with the aforementioned three-under 69. One of six players to finish under-par in both rounds on the day, Cappelen followed his opening round 69 with a one-under 71 in the afternoon to sit in a three-way tie for second place. Just one stroke behind Chris O’Neil of Michigan, Cappelen’s day featured 28 pars, six birdies and just two bogeys.

    Seeing his first action of the season, Sorensen will enter Monday just two strokes off the lead after a 72(E)-69(-3)/141(-3) on a day that saw him play his final 20 holes without a bogey. Like Cappelen, Sorenson was never over-par at any point during either round, nearly posting identical numbers with 27 pars, six birdies and three bogeys. A native of Denmark, Sorensen is part of a four-way tie for fifth place in the 87-player field.

    “Sebastian and Thomas turned in terrific performances today when we really needed it,” said head coach Brad McMakin. “They gave us a lot of stability in the lineup and now we need others to join them. We started to put it together in the second round and we need to carry that momentum over into tomorrow.”

    Arkansas’ four-under 284 in the second round also featured a one-under 71 from sophomore Taylor Moore, who bounced back from an uncharacteristic opening round 80. Redshirt sophomore Kolton Crawford contributed the fourth counting score in the afternoon with a one-over 73. Moore and Crawford led the Razorbacks with seven birdies each.

    Monday’s final round will commence at 8 a.m. when Arkansas takes the first tee alongside North Texas and Purdue. Live scoring is available through www.GolfStat.com or www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com, while in-round twitter updates can be found by following @RazorbackMGolf.





    Gamecocks Take Second Place At Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship

    KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The South Carolina women’s golf team shot an 8-over 292 on Sunday at Cherokee Country Club to finish in second place at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship hosted by the University of Tennessee. After Saturday’s round was postponed due to weather, the Gamecocks concluded the tournament with a two-round score of 571 (+3).

    No. 8 Arkansas finished in first place with a two-round score of 563 (-5). No. 18 Tulane finished eight strokes behind South Carolina to take third.

    “I was really proud of the way all the girls played,” said head coach Kalen Harris. “We got off to a little bit of rocky start today but we just hung in there. We got it back to right around even with Arkansas, obviously they (Arkansas) came in really strong at the end. We played really well the first day and then with the rain yesterday we only had today. We placed four out of six in the top-12, which really speaks to our depth. It was a great course and a great event and today just wasn’t our day but we saw a lot of positive and we’ve got a lot of people playing a lot of great golf.”

    Samantha Swinehart led the way for the Garnet and Black finishing in a tie for second place, which is a new career-best and marks the first ever top-five finish for the senior. The native of Lancaster, Ohio, shot an even-par 71 on Sunday to conclude the tournament with a two-round score of 140 (-2) and recorded a team-best eight birdies.

    Mary Fran Hillow came in next on the leaderboard for South Carolina in seventh place, which marks a new career-best and the first ever top-ten finish for the sophomore. Hillow posted an even-par 71 in the final round to finish with a two-round score of 141 (-1).

    In only her second collegiate appearance, freshman Katelyn Dambaugh also recorded a new career-best finish ending the tournament in a tie for eighth. Dambaugh shot a final-round 3-over 74 giving her a two-round score of 142 (E).

    Sophomore Sarah Schmelzel, who competed in the tournament as an individual, shot a final-round 73 (+2) for a total score of 143 (+1) and finished in a tie for 12th. Schmelzel registered a birdie and two bogeys on the day.

    Senior Suzie Lee and junior Justine Dreher both shot a 5-over 76 in Sunday’s final round. Lee finished in a tie for 32nd with a two-round score of 148 (+6) and Dreher had a two-round score of 149 (+7) to finish in a tie for 39th.

    Arkansas’ Emily Tubert took first place on the individual leaderboard with a two-round score of 137 (-5). Silvia Garces of Tulane, Gabby Lopez and Regina Plascencia of Arkansas, Chessey Thomas of Tennessee, along with Swinehart tied for second place with a total score of 140 (-2).

    The Gamecocks will be back in action Oct. 11-13 as they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the Tar Heel Invitational.





    Gamecocks Tied for Sixth After First Round at Rees Jones Invitational

    DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. -- The South Carolina men’s golf team carded a 298 (+10) on Sunday to open play at the sixth annual Rees Jones Invitational at Haig Point Club.

    The Gamecocks, who host the event and have won the title on two occasions, are tied for sixth with two rounds left to play. South Carolina will look to gain ground on South Florida over the next two days, as the Bulls sit atop the leaderboard after shooting a 2-under 286.

    Sophomore Matt NeSmith and junior Will Murphy both had solid days as they worked their way into the top 10 by posting an even-par 72 to finish the day in a tie for ninth.

    A native of North Augusta, S.C., NeSmith got off to a strong start as he was one of only five golfers to record a birdie on the par-4 third hole. After a shaky stretch from holes six through 10 that included three bogeys, NeSmith bounced back nicely to play the final eight holes at 2-under.

    Murphy, a native of Columbia, S.C., made four straight pars to begin the day and bogeyed the par-3 fifth to drop to 1-over. He caught fire during the next eight holes, playing them at 4-under to move into a tie for the lead. However, Murphy went on to bogey three of his final five holes to move back to even heading into the clubhouse.

    Making his collegiate debut, freshman Ben Dietrich looked sharp, shooting a 1-over 73. Dietrich, who is playing as an individual, carded three bogeys and two birdies, including one on No. 18, to wrap up the day in a tie for 16th.

    Junior Caleb Sturgeon and sophomore Will Starke are in a tie for 41st after each shooting a 77 (+5) on Monday, while junior Blaine Woodruff posted a 79 (+7) to finish the round in a tie for 55th.

    Kennesaw State finished the day in second place with a total of 290 (+2), followed by Charlotte (291), Liberty (291) and UNC Wilmington (296). South Florida’s Chase Koepka holds the individual lead after firing a 4-under 68.

    The Gamecocks will tee off in the second round beginning at 9:40 a.m. on Monday off the 10th tee and will be paired with Liberty and South Florida. Live scoring will be available at golfstatresults.com.





    MSU Beats Boston College, Helps SEC Win Conference Challenge

    Nashville, Tenn. -- With conference bragging rights on the line at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup, Mississippi State defeated Boston College in match play to help the Southeastern Conference claim “Top Conference” honors.

    The Bulldogs beat BC 3-2, helping the SEC win 17 to 8 against the ACC. Along with MSU, three other SEC schools won its match, including Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

    Senior Chad Ramey, who picked up a Top 10 on Saturday, beat BC’s Max Christiana 2&1, which was MSU’s closest match.

    Also picking up wins for MSU was senior Barrett Edens (4&2) and junior TJ Morgan (4&3).

    State will be back in action on Sept. 29-30 for the Jack Nicklaus Invitational hosted by Ohio State.

    Follow @HailStateMG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for news, photos and anything Bulldog golf related.





    No. 8 MSU Posts 13th-Straight Top-10 Finish Behind McDonald’s Even Par 142

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After the heavy rains ruled out play Saturday, the Mississippi State women’s golf team finished tied for ninth place in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic, while junior standout Ally McDonald claimed a share of eighth.

    The 25-over-par 593 at Cherokee Country Club extended the school record of 13 consecutive regular season top-10 finishes.

    "The girls really battled back today from a tough start,” fourth-year head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. "Each girl persevered and showed their mental toughness today to secure another top-10 finish.”

    McDonald also notched her sixth-consecutive top-10 finish after a 1-over-par 72 second round. The All-American fired her fifth career eagle along with two birdies to finish at even par for the tournament.

    “I didn’t play my best this weekend but I was still able to finish in the top 10,” McDonald said. “I think everyone knows they could have played better but we are all looking forward to our home tournament next week.”

    Junior Rica Tse notched a 3-over-par 74 final round to finish tied for 25th overall, claiming her sixth-career top-25 finish. After bogeys on the first two holes, Tse bounced back to birdie hole No. 3 and close out the front nine with six straight pars.

    Jessica Peng finished her 6-over round with a birdie on the final hole to land her at 10-over for the event. Mary Langdon Gallagher posted an 80 for her second round and tallied a 13-over-par 155 at the Tennessee-hosted event.

    After an 81 in her first collegiate round, redshirt freshman Blaise Carabello made a four shot improvement in the second round to post a 6-over-par 77. Carabello finished the tournament with a 16-over 158.

    No. 6 Arkansas won the event with a 3-under-par, while Emily Tubert of the Razorbacks was the individual champion after posting a 4-under-par for the tournament.

    MSU will return to action on Monday, Sept. 30, as it hosts the second annual Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.

    Updates will be provided on the Mississippi State women’s golf Twitter account, @HailStateWG, and Facebook page, facebook.com/HailStateWG.





    Wildcats Wrap up Mason Rudolph Championship

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- On the final day of the Mason Rudolph Championship, the University of Kentucky women’s golf team combined to shoot a 10-over par, 298 to finish the tournament in 10th place at 35-over par overall.

    The Wildcats saved their best round of 18 holes for the final day at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. UCLA took home the team championship with a three-day total of 14-under par, while Arizona State (+6), Vanderbilt (+12), Duke (+12) and North Carolina State (+16) completed the top five.

    Rounding out the rest of the standings were North Carolina (+17), Auburn (+21), Alabama (+31), Michigan State (+32), Virginia (+37), Wake Forest (+38), Texas (+40), Baylor (+42) and Princeton (+61).

    UK senior Liz Breed was the top finisher in a tie for 13th for the Wildcats at two-over par (218). The Waynesboro, Pa., native produced eight birdies and an eagle during the 54-hole tournament. Breed recorded a final round of one-over par, 73.

    Freshman Haley Mills registered her best score on Sunday with a two-over par, round of 74. Mills tied for 46th at 12-over par for the entire tournament.

    Finishing one stroke behind Mills was sophomore Sarah Harris at 13-over par, which placed her in a tie for 52nd. Harris notched a final round of 18 score of four-over par, 76. Fellow sophomore Cylia Damerau tied for 63rd at 16-over par after putting together a third round score of seven-over, 79.

    Of the five UK golfers this weekend, freshman Alessandra Walker improved the most from the first round to the final round. The Paintsville, Ky., native struggled on Friday with a 16-over, but bounced back to record rounds of two-over par, 74 and three-over par, 75 on Saturday and Sunday. Walker came in at 77th at 21-over par.

    For more information on the University of Kentucky women’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on Twitter @UKWomensGolf. The Wildcats hit the links next at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Okla., Oct. 5-7.





    Men’s Golf Places Third at Wolf Run Invitational

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Four Wildcats finished in the top 20 to help the University of Kentucky men’s golf team finish third at the Wolf Run Invitational with a total score of 30-over par, 882.

    Kentucky turned in a final round of 10-over par, 294 on Sunday to give the Wildcats their second top-five finish of the season. Illinois was the lone team to finish under-par for the whole tournament at eight-under to easily win the team title, followed by Auburn in second (+25).

    "Overall, we played pretty average this week," said Kentucky head coach Brian Craig. "Wolf Run will expose your weaknesses and help you get better if you learn from your mistakes. We will improve from playing this type of golf course as we go forward. Congratulations to Illinois for one of the better performances I have seen in college golf."

    The final team standings were filled out with Minnesota (+42), Indiana (+44), Miami (OH) (+50), Toledo (+53), Wisconsin (+54), Ohio (+60), IUPUI (+64), Illinois State (+79), Oakland (+80), IPFW (+102) and Northern Illinois (+116).

    Leading the way for Kentucky was a pair of seniors in Stephen Powers and Ben Stow. Powers and Stow finished in a tie for ninth at seven-over par, 220. Stow turned in an even-par round of 71, while Powers had a final round of four-over, 75.

    Junior David Snyder tied Stow for the low round of the day with an even-par, 71. Snyder finished tied for 13th place at eight-over par. Senior Cody Martin rounded the Wildcat performers in the top 20, tied for 16th at nine-over par. Martin turned a scorecard of seven-over par, 78 on the final 18 holes.

    Sophomore Harrison Greenberry had his best round of the weekend Sunday with a six-over, 77. Greenberry tied for 62nd at 28-over par.

    Playing as an individual, sophomore Todd McDaniel came in 55th at 24-over par. McDaniel posted a seven-over par, 78 on the final 18 holes.

    For more information on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on twitter @UKmensgolf. UK will next travel to Duluth, Ga., for the Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic held Oct. 14-15 at the Berkeley Hills Country Club.