April 26, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CULLUM, ALA. - The John A. Logan College men's golf team fell one place short of qualifying for the national tournament in Florida next month after placing sixth at the District 4 tournament Tuesday in Alabama.

The Volunteers completed their third and final round with a score of 303, which gave them a combined score of 902. That total left Logan eight strokes back of fifth-place, Central Alabama, who finished at 894.

Only the top five teams advance to the Nationals in Texas next month. 

Winning the tournament was Eastern Florida (874). Wallace State was second (876) followed by Darten (890), Faulkner State (893), and Central Alabama.

Top individual performer for the Vols was sophomore Kody Rendleman. 

The Murphysboro native shot a 75 Tuesday and had a combined score of 222, which may qualify him for Nationals as an individual player once all the scores are tallied.

Freshman Hunter York had the best round of the day for Logan Tuesday with a 73. His combined score was 225.

Freshman Nick Woolard had a combined score of 229 and had a final round of 80.

Sophomore Austin Grote checked in with a 75 Tuesday and had a combined score of 231.

Sophomore Neal Northcott finished up with an 87 and totaled 238.

"We obviously didn't finish as well today as we would have liked and therefore didn't qualify for Nationals as a team," said Vols head coach Tom Ferris. "All the kids are disappointed. They played as hard as they could. It just wasn't their day today. The competition was very good and we weren't quite good enough. We'll regroup and start preparing for next year."