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Lords finish in middle of pack at Jekyll Island

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — The Kenyon College golf team started its spring-season schedule over the weekend at Jekyll Island Golf Club and placed 16th among 30 teams over the course of the three-round Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Oglethorpe University.

The Lords got things going with a team score of 295 on Friday. Saturday, they lowered that to a 289 and then posted another 295 Sunday for a final stroke count of 879, which was 15 over par.

The field was littered with nationally-ranked teams, including No. 16 Sewanee, which took the Invitational title with a final score of 13-under-par 851. No. 1-ranked Methodist University was second, scoring an 853 and No. 2-ranked Emory University was third with an 854.

Individually for Kenyon, senior Eric Lifson led the way with scores of 70, 70 and 75, for a one-under-par total of 215. That was good enough to place him in a tie for 22nd place in the field of 150 golfers and 30 teams.

Kenyon sophomore Armand Ouellette carded rounds of 74, 71 and 73 for a two-over-par 218 and a tie for 35th place.

Senior Nick Lust tied for 76th place with a 224, fellow senior Ethan Manalo put up a 227, tying for 90th place and Andrew Kotler, also a senior, registered a 229 and a tie for 96th place.

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