The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's Golf team captured their 3rd straight Bill Sergent Invitational Title on Tuesday at Crooked Creek Golf Course in London, KY. Finishing the two-day event shooting a total score of 580 (+4), the Patriots reminded the entire nation of the massive amount of talent which lies within the small college town of Williamsburg.
Cumberlands began the tournament in command, as the Patriots finished the first day of action with a team score of 290, 4 shots ahead of their nearest competitor. The second day mimicked the enormous effort the men put forth, shooting an identical 290, holding on to a well-deserved victory over the very relentless Holy Cross College squad.
The Patriots 'A' team was led by Isac Lambartsson (Njutanger, Sweden) who finished in 6th place individually, shooting 144 (E) over two days of play and earning All-Tournament team honors. Teammate Hugo Alvarez Asorey (Oviedo, Spain) placed 8th with a score of 145 (+1) while Michael Pospisil (Stredocesky, Czech Republic) earned a top 10 finish shooting a two-day total of 147 (+3). Josh Gregorich (London, KY) finished just a shot behind Pospisil with a 148 (+4) while Eli Towery (Mayfield, KY) rounded out the team shooting a tournament total of 151 (+7).
Cumberlands 'B' team also had a successful outing, tying for 3rd place with a total score of 595 (+19) for both days. The 'B' team was led by Viktor Madsen (Akersburga, Sweden) who tied for 2nd place individually with a score of 143 (-1), earning All-Tournament team honors. Stuart Balcombe (Clevedon, United Kingdom) followed with a 148 (+4) in the tournament while Stephen Marbach (Naperville, IL) shot a 149 (+5) on the week. Cody Ellis (Corbin, KY) shot a 157 (+13) in the tournament while Tyler Morgan (Annville, KY) rounded out the team shooting a 165 (+19).
Cumberlands 'C' team also participated in the tournament, finishing 9th after shooting 618 (+42) as a team. They were led by freshman Christopher Eriksson (Nykoping, Sweden) who shot 151 (+7), good enough to put him in the top 20 as well.
Coach Chris Kraftick commented, "I didn't really know what to expect with such a young team. We are so incredibly deep that we could put a lot of different lineups out there and have a lot of success. This was a solid start and we'll continue to compete and figure out our strongest team."
The Patriots will look to continue their success on the links as they travel to the Emmanuel Fall Invite on September 16th and 17th.
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