October 18, 2010

Petrels Finish 4th at Royal Lakes

The men's golf team shot a 1-over par 285 at the Royal Lakes Golf Club on Monday afternoon to claim a round one lead but posted a day two total of 306 to finish at +23 for the tournament, 17 strokes behind eventual winner Huntingdon.

In a field that included four of the top 10 teams ranked in the country, Oglethorpe showed how competitive the Division III elite are as each of those teams were within 25 strokes of one another. Sophomore Eric Quinn shot 69-78 (+5) to finish in a tie for 19th place individually. Jordan Hall (71-75, +4) and Craig Stevenson (72-79, +9) came home in a tie for 16th and a tie for 31st, respectively. Freshman Anthony Amodeo (73-74, +5) played steady golf to finish in a tie for 19th while Matt Benstein (74-79, +11) battled illness on day two and finished in a tie for 46th place.

Huntingdon held off Methodist to win by two strokes and Coastal Georgia came home in third. Greensboro College, the other top 10 school in the field per Golfstat's head-to-head rankings, finished in 6th place.

With the fall season complete Oglethorpe will look to the spring as a chance to make yet another run to the NCAA Tournament and potentially win the school's second national title.

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