September 16, 2013

Vikings placed fourth at Rhodes Men's Golf Classic

TUNICA, Miss. – Berry College shot a round 292--the lowest round of the day--and tied for fourth place with a 592 score at the Rhodes College Fall Classic, which concluded on Monday. Alex Elmore fired a 70 to lead the Vikings on the final round. His 145 two-day tally earned him a sixth-place finish. Full Results

Host Rhodes held on to its lead and won the team title. The Lynx 587 score was three shots better than runner up Wittenberg. Texas Tyler placed third at 591--one stroke ahead of the Vikings.

The Vikes started the day in sixth place. BC leap-frogged SAA rival Oglethorpe (596, sixth) and made up one stroke to tie Transylvania at 592. Transy entered the event ranked first, and the Stormy Petels were second, in the national preseason poll.

OU's Anthony Maccaglia won medalist honors. His 139 total bested runner-up Luke Malanchuk of Rhodes by one stroke.

Other Berry scoring:  Kile Williams (77-72--149, T22); T 54, Chase Kulczak (78-72--150, T26); Tommy McCloskey (73-78--151, T39); Drew Kosko (75-80--155, T59).

"I am very proud of our guys as they improved eight shots on a good round yesterday," said Head Coach Brian Farrer. "Everyone contributed and it was a great opening tournament to the year. Finishing two shots out of second place and just five out of first lets us know that every tee shot and each putt counts. It's great to be paired with the top teams in Division III. Today's round of 292 was low-round of the day, and tied low round for tournament."

The Vikings play at the Fall NCAA Preview on Sept. 22 and 23. The event is held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.

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