Men's Golf

 
September 17, 2012

Eagles Finish Second at Tom Kinder Memorial

HARRISONBURG, Va. – After entering the day eight strokes out of the lead and in third place, the Bridgewater Eagles men's golf team tied for the best team score of the day as they moved into the runner-up spot after final round play at the Tom Kinder Memorial.

Bridgewater carded a final-round of +2, 290, on the 6,500 yard par-72, Lakeview Golf Course.

Freshman Tyler Weeks and sophomore Scott Wakely each finished the final round at two-under, 70, to pace the Eagles. Weeks added his two-under to Sunday afternoon's four-over, 76, to finish in a tie for 10th place on the individual leaderboard. Wakely recovered from a five-over, 77, performance on Sunday to finish in a tie for 12th place overall.

Senior Tod Foshee, the day one runner-up, carded a two-over, 74, to finish in a four-way tie for fourth place.

Bridgewater's final score came from freshman Elijah Tackett on the final day. Tackett matched Wakely for the best day-to-day improvement among the Eagles five-man group as the Roanoke, Va. native improved seven strokes to card a four-over, 76. Tackett finished in a tie for 51st on the individual leaderboard.

Junior Matt Dye also competed for the Eagles on Monday afternoon and dropped back to a tie for 20th place overall after carding a six-over, 78. Dye finished the weekend at five-over par.

Virginia Intermont's Trevor Banks continued his blistering play by setting a new tournament record en route to earning the individual title. Banks trimmed three strokes from his score entering the day by firing a three-under, 69, on the final day to finish the tournament at -10, 134.

Milligan claimed the overall team championship, making up a four-stroke day one deficit with a two-over, 290, effort on the final day. The Buffaloes earned a four-stroke victory over Bridgewater, while Washington and Lee, the day one leaders, fell back to third place with a +17, 305, final round.

Bridgewater is back in action in a week at the Hampden-Sydney Invitational.