The Oglethorpe men's golf team came back to overtake Methodist on the final day of the 2013 Emory Spring Invitational Tuesday, tearing up the course at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta for a sizzling final-round score of 284, besting the Monarchs by nine strokes on the day and seven strokes for the tournament (571-to-578).
The Petrels' final-round score not only proved to be nine strokes better than Methodist, but was also six strokes better than any other squad on the day. Huntingdon carded the second-day 290 (589 total) for a third-place finish, 18 strokes back of the Petrels. Berry (595) and Guilford (597) rounded out the top five, 24 and 26 strokes back, respectively.
This marks the Petrels' third championship and fourth victory of the spring (they won a dual match with Emory, as well as three tournaments). In addition, it marks their fifth championship and sixth victory of the academic year.
Oglethorpe sophomore Anthony Maccaglia shot up the leaderboard on the final day to claim individual medalist honors, carding a final-round 67 for a two-day total of 138. This proved good enough to pass Christopher Newport's Brian Jaeger by a single stroke for the individual championship. This is Maccaglia's second individual medal of the spring season and his fourth of the academic year.
Two more Petrels filled out the Top 10. Senior Eric Quinn completed his second straight Top 5 finish with a two-day total of 143 and a fifth-place finish, and junior Anthony Amodeo came back from a lackluster first round to tally an impressive second-round score of 70 and garner a tie for ninth.
Freshman David Kleckner and sophomore Will Morrow competed as individuals in the tournament. Kleckner posted a Top 25 finish for the first time in his young career, finishing tied for 24th after shooting a two-day 151. Morrow tied for 39th after tallying a total score of 153.
The Petrels will now take a break and get ready for the postseason. They will take part in the SAA Conference Championship April 26-28 at Limestone Springs in Oneonta, Ala., outside of Birmingham.