April 12, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

NASHVILLE, TENN. - The John A. Logan College men's golf team placed 13th out of 14 schools competing at the Tennessee State Invitational Monday and Tuesday in Nashville. 

All the participants were four-year schools with the exception of Logan.

With all the teams battling high winds in the opening round and rain forcing cancellation of the second round Monday, a calmer weather day Tuesday resulted in much better scores all the way around.

The Volunteers followed up Monday's first round of 325 with a 305 Tuesday. Belmont University won the meet with a combined score of 580. 

Murray State was second at 581 and Tennessee State was third at 591.

Also finishing ahead of Logan were: Tennessee State, West Georgia, Detroit, Evansville, North greenville, Tennessee-Martin, SIU-Edwardsville, Green Bay and West Alabama.

The Vols did finish ahead of Walters State.

Top individual player for Logan over the two-day period was freshman Nick Woolard. He shot a 155, including a 75 on Tuesday.

Freshman Hunter York was one stroke back of him at 156. Landon Vaughan followed at 158. Austin Grote was fourth at 162 and Kody Rendleman was fifth at 167.

"We were definitely better today, but we still need to be much better than what we have shown in order to be successful," said JALC head coach Tom Ferris. "Coming off our tournament win at Kokopelli last week, I thought our scores would improve in Tennessee."

Logan competes this weekend in Decatur in a tournament hosted by Millikin University prior to the postseason district meet in Alabama later this month.