College Men’s Golf Results – Guilford 11th After 18 Holes of Jekyll Island Collegiate

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Guilford College’s men’s golf team shot 302 Friday in the first of three rounds of the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational. The Quakers are in a four-way tie for 11th place in the 30-team field, which played through rain for much of the day on the par-72, 6,711-yard Pine Lakes Course.

Huntingdon College and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges both shot one-over-par 289 Friday and share first place by a stroke over LaGrange College (290). Illinois Wesleyan University (294) is fourth and Christopher Newport University (295) is fifth. The illustrious field features 16 of NCAA Division III’s top-30 teams according to the national rankings, including the top-ranked University of Texas at Tyler. Guilford is ranked 15th.

Senior Drew Thompson over game a three-over-par eight on the first hole and played the back nine at three-under to finish two-over for the day at 74. Sophomore Ty Palmer (Kernersville, N.C./Forsyth Country Day) also shot 74 and shares 28th place on the individual leaderboard with his teammate. Palmer was steady with two birdies, four bogeys and 12 pars on the day. Quakers’ rookie Harrison Frye (High Point, N.C./High Point Central) shot a steady 75 and sophomore Tanner Gross (Archdale, N.C./Homeschooled) carded Guilford’s fourth score with a79 that included a team-best three birdies.

Methodist University’s Mason Stutler carded the day’s low round with a five-under 67, which opened a two-shot lead over second-place Trent Twamley of the University of La Verne. Top-ranked Anthony Maccaglia leads a trio at two-under par in a share of third place among the 150 individuals.

The tournament continues with 18 holes Saturday before wrapping up with another 18 holes Sunday.