Golf finishes middle of the pack

Robert Huitt

Inclement weather dampened the Georgia Southern University golf team’s chances to move up the leaderboard as it finished sixth at the Eagle/Osprey Intercollegiate last Tuesday.

“Obviously, it was another tough day on the course with the conditions being windy and wet,” GSU head coach Larry Mays said in a news release. “We made a few too many big numbers to move up the board.”

Vanderbilt University captured first place after accumulating a score of 876 (+12) with GSU 16 points behind.

Junior standout Scott Wolfes finished with a three-day total to 216. In the third round, while battling slow greens, Wolfes was one of six golfers to finish the round under par 1-under.

“Scott grinded hard all week, and it paid off for him,” Mays said in a news release.

Junior Charlie Martin and sophomore Henry Mabbett finished and tied for 20th with scores of 224 (+8).

Senior Christian Humber and junior Matthew Mierzejewski followed closely behind with scores of 225 (+9), which were good enough for 23rd.

“We got three solid scores but had to count an 80, which hurt us,” Mays said in a news release.

The tournament was the last of the fall season for the Eagles. They will resume play in the spring at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla, on Feb. 15.