February 18, 2013

Men's Golf Competes Against Emory in Dual Meet

Oglethorpe and Emory played a dual match at the legendary Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta Monday. The teams played using several scoring formats with Oglethorpe winning the stroke play portion, five-on-five, by four strokes, 306-to-310, securing the win for the official event. Led by sophomore sensation Anthony Maccaglia's one under par 71 and senior Eric Quinn's steady one over par 73 Oglethorpe edged Emory by four strokes.

The two teams then participated in tied in the five-on-five medal match play format with each team earning 2 1/2 points. Maccaglia and Quinn won their matches and junior Anthony Amodeo battled back to tie his match to halve a point. Both Hayden Jones and Will Morrow lost their points in the medal match play format.

The second half of the team medal match featured the next six Oglethorpe players versus Emory's next six players. Freshman Braden Baer won his match in the opening pairing and sophomore Kentaro Toyota lost the second match to start the medal match play of the two 'B' teams at 1-1. Junior Lewis Gregory and freshman David Kleckner easily won both their matches giving the Petrels a 3-1 lead. OU's Pat Cansfield lost his match cutting the lead to 3-2. That left freshman Thomas Jeffries-Harrison on the course with the overall match hanging in the balance. Jeffries-Harrison fired a 74 in the final match of the day winning his match by six strokes and lifting the 'B' team to a 4-2 win in their six matches and helping Oglethorpe win the overall medal match play 6 1/2 to 4 1/2 for all eleven of the matches.

Oglethorpe's Dan Simonsen shot 77 and Lawrence de Sola shot 83 in an exhibition match.

Oglethorpe next plays at Callaway Gardens on March 1-3 in the Berry College Spring Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga.

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