The men's golf team completed their first event of the fall season last evening by coming home in 5th place at the prestigious Rhodes Fall Classic held at the Tunica Resorts in Mississippi.
Playing in a field loaded with Top-25 teams, the Petrels finished 22-strokes off the pace set by eventual tournament winner Texas-Tyler. Oglethorpe fired a two-day team score of 603 (+27) and was just 6 strokes behind second place finishers and Top-10 ranked squads Centre and Huntingdon. The Petrels topped six other SCAC schools in the field: Rhodes, Millsaps, Birmingham-Southern, Southwestern, Sewanee and Hendrix.
The "A" squad was led by the steady play of junior Eric Quinn who fired a two-day total of 148 (+4) to come home in a tie for 11th place. Senior Matt Rebitch finished just one stroke back of Quinn in a tie for 15th while freshman Anthony Maccaglia played well in his first collegiate start, carding a 152 (+8) for a T-27th place finish. Senior Jordan Hall posted a 154 (+10) to record a T-41st finish and sophomore Anthony Amodeo came home in 89th place after struggling with two rounds in the 80's.
The "B" team showed Oglethorpe's considerable depth by posting several fine rounds led by sophomore Lewis Gregory's 153 (+9) total which placed him in a tie for 34th. Freshman Kentaro Toyota was just one stroke behind Gergory in a tie for 41st while sophomre Hayden Jones finished T-60th. Freshman Will Morrow scored a T-66th place result and sophomore Patrick Cansfield rounded out the scoring by tallying an 88th place result.
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The Petrels will now turn their attention to an even bigger event - this weekend's NCAA Fall Preview at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. All the usual Top-25 suspects will be in attendance for what should be a captivating dry-run precursor to the 2012 NCAA Championships Oglethorpe is hosting at the same location in May.