Young Harris 4th, North Georgia t6th in Men’s Golf Opener

Young Harris' Anton Karlbom
Young Harris' Anton Karlbom

CAMDEN, S.C. – Young Harris finished in fourth with North Georgia tied for sixth as the two teams opened the season at the Coker Fall Challenge on Tuesday.  YHC's Cam Kellett was third in the 81-player field.

The No. 25 Mountain Lions shot 289 in the final round on the par 70, 6,526-yard Camden Country Club to finish the rain-shortened 36-hole tournament at 575. No. 8 Limestone College won the 14-team event with a two-day score of 566, four strokes clear of No. 10 Lincoln Memorial University. Tournament host Coker finished in third place at 574.

Freshman Cam Kellett recorded a third-place finish in his first collegiate tournament, shooting a one-under par 69 to finish at three-under par 137 for the event. Lincoln Memorial's Sam Broadhurst earned medalist honors at 134, while Carson-Newman University's Tom Forster was next at 136.

YHC's Anton Karlbom earned a top-10 finish as he shot 73 in the final round and finished in a tie for sixth at 141. John Bolger carded a 75 and finished in a tie for 36th place at 149, while Valter Andersson and John Lichtenwalner tied for 45th at 150. Andersson posted a 74, while Lichtenwalner shot a 73. 

The Mountain Lions also had three individuals competing in the tournament. Chad Carter tied for 50th place at 151 after a 77 in the final round, while Alexander Stern signed for a 75 and finished in a tie for 71st at 158. Sam Smith shot an 83 and tied for 78th place at 164.

North Georgia's Lawson King finished with a three-over-par 143 to finish in a tie for 15th place as the Nighthawks men's golf team ended in a tie for sixth place.

King carded a two-over 72 in the final round to hold his position in 15th in the 81-player field. Tanner Merck jumped up one spot after a 73 in the final round. Making the biggest jump was Logan Archer, who climbed 24 spots after a two-over par 72 in the final round.