TOP-RANKED HUNTINGDON GOLF STARTS SPRING SEASON WITH VICTORY

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By Adam Bagni


MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Sophomore Chase Rogers fired a one-under par round of 71 to capture the Individual Championship and the top-ranked Huntingdon men’s golf team posted a final round 293 to capture the Team Championship of the Wynlakes Wynternationals on Tuesday.



The Hawks finished with a team total of 591, 30 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Rhodes. Huntingdon’s “B” team and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College finished tied for third with a 632 total, while Linfield and Alabama State finished tied for fifth two strokes back.



Rogers, who also led after the first round, carded the low round of the tournament with the 71 on Tuesday, finished three strokes ahead of freshman teammate Mack Duke. Rogers won the individual honor by posting a two-round total of one-under par 143, while Duke finished second at 146.



Junior Cody Causey and sophomore J.P. Kircher each finished tied for sixth with two-day totals of 151. Kircher fired a one-over par round of 73 on Tuesday, while Causey carded a 76. Sophomore Chase Blaich rounded out the scoring with a 78.



The Huntingdon “B” team was led by sophomore Jay Unis, who carded a 76 in the final round and finished tied for 11th. Senior Justin Williams also rebounded from a disappointing 83 on Monday to shoot 76 on Tuesday.



The Hawks will return to action on Monday, March 2, when they participate in the Calloway Invitational, played at the Calloway Gardens Golf Club in Pine Mountain, Ga.



COMPLETE RESULTS

1 Huntingdon College 298 293 591

1 Chase Rogers 72 71 143

2 Mack Duke 73 73 146

T 6 Cody Causey 75 76 151

T 6 J.P. Kircher 78 73 151

T 13 Chase Blaich 79 78 157

2 Rhodes College 315 306 621

T 3 HuntingdonB 324 308 632

T 11 Jay Unis 80 76 156

T 16 Chad Lovelady 79 79 158

T 21 Justin Williams 83 76 159

T 28 Jesse Collinsworth 82 80 162

T 36 Charlie Hern 89 77 166

T 3 Abraham Baldwin CC 318 314 632

T 5 Linfield College 327 307 634

T 5 Alabama State U. 322 312 634

7 LaGrange College 323 312 635

8 Faulkner University 335 311 646

9 Sewanee 331 329 660

10 Talladega College 384 367 751

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