Pioneers 12th after opening round of Tennessee River Rumble

Pioneers 12th after opening round of Tennessee River Rumble

LOUDON, Tenn. --- The Tusculum men's golf team fired an opening day score of 318 and is in 12th place at the Tennessee River Rumble on Tuesday.  The two-day, 36-hole tournament is being held at the par-72, 7,119-yard Tennessee National Golf Club and hosted by Lincoln Memorial.

The Pioneers are 18 shots behind first round leader King as the Tornado shot 300 and lead by two shots over Wingate and are three clear of third-place Brevard.  Young Harris is fourth with 304, LMU is fifth with 308 and Belmont Abbey is sixth with 309.  Catawba and Hillsdale each fired 310 and are tied for seventh, while Mars Hill and Carson-Newman both shot 311 and are tied for ninth place.  Lenoir-Rhyne is 11th with 317, followed by Tusculum, Walters State 9319), Belmont Abbey B (321), LMU B (327) and Belmont Abbey C (341).

Tusculum senior Brandon Alexander led the Pioneers with his four-over par 76 as he is five shots out of the lead, currently held by Liam Purslowe of Hillsdale who posted the only red figure of the day with his one-under par 71.  Purslowe leads by two shots with six players tied for second place at 73.

TC rookie Matthew Kowalski is tied for 42nd place with his 79.  Freshman Bennett Noe shot 81 and is tied for 55th place while senior David Whinery is tied for 61st with his 82.  Tusculum's Carter Simon is tied for 84th place with 90.

The final round will be played on Tuesday.  This is the regular season finale and the final tune-up for this weekend's South Atlantic Conference Championship which will begin on Sunday in Anderson, South Carolina.

 

Team Results

Pl

Team

TOT

1

King

300

2

Wingate

302

3

Brevard

303

4

Young Harris

304

5

Lincoln Memorial

308

6

Belmont Abbey

309

7

Catawba

310

 

Hillsdale

310

9

Carson-Newman

311

 

Mars Hill

311

11

Lenoir-Rhyne

317

12

TUSCULUM

318

13

Walters State

319

14

Belmont Abbey B

321

15

Lincoln Memorial B

327

16

Belmont Abbey C

341

 

Tusculum Individual Scores

Pl

Player

TOT

T16

Brandon Alexander

76

T42

Matthew Kowalski

79

T55

Bennett Noe

81

T61

David Whinery

82

T84

Carter Simon

90