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Owls go three rounds in Gate City Invitational

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Over the course of the last two days and three rounds, the Kenyon College golf team logged 911 strokes and placed 16th in the Gate City Invitational, hosted by Greensboro College and held on the par-71 course at Starmount Country Club.

The Owls were fairly consistent throughout the tournament, firing a 302 and 305 in Monday’s first and second rounds, respectively. On Tuesday, in the third and final round, they posted a 304.

Guilford College won the tournament with a final tally of 852 strokes. Methodist University was second with an 854 and Emory University was third in the 17-team field with a final score of 858.

The tournament medalist was Michael Vick of Guilford. He finished nine-under par with a three-round total of 204.

For Kenyon, senior Logan Spiess led the way. He carded rounds of 73, 75, and 75 for a total of 223 that put him in a tie for 44th place on the individual leaderboard. Sophomore Armand Ouellette was just two strokes back. He put up rounds of 77, 75, and 73 for a total of 225 strokes and a tie for 51st place in the field of 90 golfers.

First-year Will Hulsey settled into the middle of the Kenyon order, going 74 and 77 on Monday, and then an 80 on Tuesday that gave him a 231 total and a tie for 74th place. Kenyon’s other two golfers, juniors Griffin Ward and Garrett Thesing both shot a 236 and tied for 83rd place.

The Owls, ranked No. 19 heading into the week, have two more tournaments remaining on their fall schedule. The next one will be the Wabash College Invitational, to be held October 10-11 at Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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