Wed, Sep. 19, 2012 - [Men's Golf]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's golf team went into Campbellsville at the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Fall Invite/Don Bishop Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club with one thing on their mind, another victory. The Patriots had a great tournament overall and came out by the narrowest of margins with a 1 stroke victory over Lindsey Wilson College for the tournament title. The Patriots shot 292 (+4) on day one and followed with a 286 (-2) on day two for a tournament winning 578 (+2). Lindsey Wilson College finished second with a two day total of 579 (+3).
Senior Matt Walton (Lancashire, United Kingdom) led the way for the Patriots firing a 71 (-1) for the first round and a 70 (-2) for the second round for a two day total of 141 (-3) to finish in 3rd place individually. Alastair Tidcombe (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada) followed right behind shooting back to back rounds of 71 (-1) for a tournament total of 142 (-2) to finish tied for 4th place. Senior Niclas Rigbrandt (Nykoping, Sweden) was keeping pace as he shot an opening round 71 (-1) and final round 74 (+2) to finish tied for 11th place with a two day total of 145 (+1). Hugo Alvarez Asorey (Oviedo, Spain) shot a 1st round 79 (+7) and followed with a 2nd round 71 (-1) to finish at 150 (+6) for the tournament and tied for 20th place. Rounding out the Patriots was Vince Drahman (Noblesville, IN) shooting an 81 (+9) in round 1 and a 75 (+3) in round 2 for a tournament total of 156 (+12) to tie for 37th place.
The Patriots also had two Individuals competing and both shot extremely well. Stuart Balcombe (Clevedon, England) fired a 1st round 73 (+1) and a Patriot tournament best 69 (-3) in round 2 for a two day total of 142 (-2) finishing tied for 4th place. Isac Lambartsson (Njutanger, Sweden) shot a 75 (+3) in the first round and a 71 (-1) in the final round for a two day total of 146 (+2) to finish tied for 14th place.
Coach Chris Kraftick commented, "I can't say enough about these guys will to win. Things looked pretty rough late and they kept playing and kept the pressure on Lindsey Wilson College. Matt's eagle on his 17th hole was a huge moment that swung the momentum in our favor. It's a course they always play us tough and we're excited to get another win."
The Patriots will be back in action the 8th and 9th of October in the Chick-fil-a Classic in Rome, GA.
For more information on the Patriots Men's Golf team along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com
Article Provided by Laura Beth Harris, UC Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant