Young Harris Takes Title at Matt Dyas Invitational - PBC Men's Golf Update

Young Harris Takes Title at Matt Dyas Invitational - PBC Men's Golf Update

Mountain Lions win second tournament of the fall at West Georgia

CARROLLTON, Ga. | The 10th-ranked Young Harris College men's golf team won their second consecutive title of the fall as the Mountain Lions captured the UWG Matt Dyas Invitational hosted by the University of West Georgia Tuesday (Oct. 23) afternoon.  Clayton State was fifth with Georgia College eighth and North Georgia 10th.

The Mountain Lions, who haven't finished lower that fourth place in a tournament this season, won the UNG Fall Invitational earlier this month. It is the ninth tournament win in the program's NCAA era history and the fourth win for Young Harris in the past eight months.

YHC shot 292 in the final round at the par 72, 7,026-yard layout at the Oak Mountain Golf Club to finish the 54-hole tournament at 855 (9-under par) to better 12 other teams in the field. The Mountain Lions finished four strokes ahead of tournament host West Georgia, which finish at 859.

Three Mountain Lions finished inside the top eight to earn all-tournament honors. Cam Kellett shot a 73 in the final round to finish in a tie for third place at 212, while John Bolger and Anton Karlbom tied for fifth place at 213. Bolger signed for a 75, while Karlbom shot the only under par round of the day for YHC with a two-under 70 to set a new career low 54-hole score. Valter Andersson carded a 74 and finished tied for 26th place at 219, while Peter Chung tied for 42nd place at 222 after a 77 in the final round.

Clayton State finished in fifth with a three-round 865. Senior Nick Woof led the Lakers with a 72-71-72-215 to finish tied for 11thout of 68 golfers while sophomore Raul Carbonell posted a 71-71-74-216 to come in in a tie for 14th.
Senior Fran Hernandez was the next highest finisher in a tie for 19th as he shot a 75-68-74-217 and freshman Augusto Oliva deadlocked at 34th (75-74-71-220). Senior Andres Caballero rounded things out in 41st with rounds of 76-71-74 to finish with a 221.

Georgia College's Austin Mancilla and Drew Duffie tied for the team lead at 14th place in the 68-golfer field. The pair of juniors finished at even par on the par-72, 7,026-yard Oak Mountain Championship Course. Duffie followed a solid 75 in round one with two sub-par rounds at 70 and a 71 in round three. Mancilla carded a 72, 71 and 73 to get to even par. He was the best in the field in par-five scoring, averaging 4.42 and going for seven-under. Duffie was three-under on par-five scoring and one-over on par-four scoring. 

Each of these two juniors scored one eagle apiece, with Mancilla leading the Bobcats in birdies at 10.

Third on the team and 42nd overall at plus-six was freshman Hilton Beck in his first time as a starter for the Bobcats. Beck fired a 74 and 71 yesterday with today's 77, all three of his rounds counting for the team score. 

Sophomore Daniel Davis saved his best for last, carding a 78 and 74 yesterday, then a 71 today. Davis was 44th at seven-over. Freshman Isaac Samples was strong on day one with a 75 and 73, but fell behind with today's 85, slipping to 63rd place.

Ryan Hogan shot a final round score of one-under 71 as the University of North Georgia men's golf team wrapped up play at the Matt Dyas Invitational Tuesday. The Nighthawks finished in ninth place overall.

Hogan used four birdies on the day to pace his round of 71, birdieing two holes on each nine. Tanner Merck finished highest on the leaderboard for UNG in the tournament, carding a two-over 74 in the final round with four birdies of his own. Merck finished in a tie for 19th individually, while Hogan earned a tie for 24th.

UNG shot a final round score of 296 to finish with a three-day total of 880, good for the fifth best 54-hole score in program history at +16. 

Pacers Take Third At Camden Collegiate Invitational

CAMDEN, S.C. – The No. 21 University of South Carolina Aiken golf team finished third at the Camden Collegiate Invitational, which wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

Head coach Michael Carlisle's team shot +30, 870, for the tournament. USC Upstate won the event while the host Paladins of Furman took second. The only other Division II team in the field – No. 14 Limestone – took sixth (+44, 884).

Top Kamnark registered a third-place finish after shooting three-over par, 213. He posted scores of 71-65-77.

Dan Sheehan garnered a ninth-place effort after carding a score of seven-over par, 217. He recorded scores of 72-70-75.

August Lindvall and George Eubank each accounted for top-20 finishes. Lindvall tied for 15th while Eubank took 19th.

Lindvall accounted for scores of 72-71-77 (220) while Eubank was a stroke behind him after totaling rounds of 70-77-74.

The Pacers return to action Oct. 29-30 at the McDonough Cup in Orlando, Fla. The event is hosted by Rollins. 

Columbus State Fourth, Lander Eighth at Miami Intercollegiate 

MIAMI - The Columbus State University men's golf team held its position on Tuesday and finished fourth at the Miami Intercollegiate. The two-day tournament was played at Doral Golf Club.  Lander finished in eighth place.

Columbus State entered the day in fourth and stayed there after shooting 287 over the final 18 holes. The Cougars finished with a 54-hole total of 858.

Ninth-ranked Nova Southeastern (842) held onto the top spot and picked up the victory, seven shots clear of fifth-ranked Saint Leo (849) in second. Central Oklahoma (853) grabbed third place, while No. 17 Lincoln Memorial (865) ended in fifth.

Preston Wagaman carded the low round of the day for the Cougars with an even par 70. The sophomore was 3-over for the tournament and finished in 11th place overall.

Ronan Kleu and Duncan van der Vyver each shot 2-over 72 on Tuesday. Kleu shot 5-over for the week and tied for 15th, while van der Vyver finished 17th at 6-over.

Cole Cruickshank tied for 21st overall after posting the drop score of 76 in the final round. Jordan Doull carded a round of 73 and tied for 24th.

For Lander, Jon Parker nabbed his second top-10 finish of the fall, tying for ninth after finishing two-over par for the event. Michael Brodie tied for 26th and Maxime Legros tied for 28th. 

Conor Cull ended in a tie for 50th and Cameron Bell placed 52nd for the event.