Georgia Southern wins Schenkel Invitational for first time
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The 2014 Eagles etched their name into the annals of Georgia Southern golf by winning the Schenkel Invitational team title at a rain-soaked Forest Heights Country Club on Sunday. In a storied program that has made 20 NCAA championship appearances, it the first time the Eagles have won their home tournament, one of the most prestigious in college golf, which featured four top-20 teams this year.
Junior Scott Wolfes won the individual medalist honors after firing a 68 and finished the tournament 7-under par (71-70-68=209). He is just the third Eagle to take home the individual title, joining Jimmy Ellis in 1973 and Richie Bryant in 1989.
Four Eagles finished in the top-6 of the individual standings and five were in the top-25. Evans posted a 73 today to finish 3-under for the tournament and tie for fourth, and Henry Mabbett, who played as an individual, shot 71 to tie for fourth. Martin tied for sixth, and Anderson tied for 22nd.
Martin Rohwer (-5) from UAB placed second, and Virginia's Jimmy Stanger (-4) was third.
Mierzejewski shot a 75 Sunday for the Eagles, and Kim Koivu, who played as an individual, posted a 74. Individuals Christian Humber and Guffey carded a 78, while Sam Towler posted a 79.
Wolfes made the turn at 1-under and birdied three out of the first four holes on the back. He bogeyed 17 and 18 but finished the round with a birdie on hole 1 to tie the lowest round of the day.
Rain began as teams were playing the last nine holes and pounded the course for the rest of the day.
"It was an emotional day yesterday with the two hole-in-ones, and we just wanted to come out today and finish it off," Georgia Southern coach Larry Mays said.