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Owls finish 14th in shortened Tiger Invite

PINEHURST, N.C. — The Kenyon College golf team wound up in 14th place at the abbreviated Tiger Invitational. The event, held at Forest Creek Golf Club, was supposed to be two rounds, but the second round was canceled due to flooding on the course.

At the conclusion of the first round, which was held Saturday, the Owls totaled a team score of 317, which was 29 over par on the par-72, 6,925-yard course. No. 2-ranked Methodist University was declared the winner after posting a team score of 300.

Individually, first-year Will Hulsey led the way for Kenyon. He was one over on the front nine and five over on the back for a final score of 78, which put him in a tie for 34th place in the field of 92 golfers.

Senior Logan Spiess was just one shot back of Hulsey. He went out in a 41 and came in with a 38 for a total of 79 that put him in a tie for 47th place on the individual leaderboard.

Juniors Garrett Thesing and Griffin Ward were both one more stroke back. Their final scores of 80 left them in a tie for 57th place, while sophomore Armand Ouellette got off to a rough start, carded an 83, and wound up tied for 81st.

The Owls have one more tournament left on their spring-break schedule and that’s the annual Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational. It’s a three-round tournament that begins Friday on the Pine Lakes Course in Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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