Team and individual records continue to be eclipsed as the Maryville College men's golf program completed the 2017 Rhodes College Fall Classic at Tunica National on Monday afternoon.
The Scots finished eighth overall with scores of 290-298-302. The total of 890 set a new Maryville College 54-hole scoring record, 21 strokes better than the previous school mark established by the 2010 squad at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational.
The program's finish this week is the best ever in Scots' history while participating in the Rhodes College Fall Classic. The previous highest finish was 13th in September of 2010. This is the first time the classic went to a three-round format.
Individually, freshman Tyler Bray continued his torrid pace. The Lutz, Florida native closed out the tournament with 69-69-75 (213) to give him a fourth-place finish among 99 golfers. His 3-under par performance was just seven shots off the individual pace set by Matt Organisak (Emory) and Will Hocker (Webster). Bray becomes only the second player in school history to shoot under par during a 54-hole event. MC's Trey Bridwell established the mark in 2011 at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational with a 209 (-7). For his outstanding effort this weekend, Bray was named to the six-person All-Tournament Team. All-Tournament selections included: Chris Harris – (Rhodes) -5 under, Tyler Bray – (Maryville) -3 under, Sutherland Stith- (Southwestern) -3 under, Sam Hill – (UT-Tyler) -2 under, Torbin Krieger – Birmingham Southern) -2 under, and Dan Venker – (Rhodes) -2 under.
MC's Doug Whitten finished 42nd with a 74-75-75 (224, +8). Garrett Compliment recorded at 73-79-73 (226, +10) while Hunter DeSena finished the course with an 81-76-78 (235, +19). D.J. Shelton closed out the Scots' team scoring with a 74-78-85 (237, +21).
Coach Ron Waters and his squad will now prepare for the Maryville College vs Hiwassee College challenge on Saturday, September 23rd at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford, Tennessee.