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April 2, 2021

College Golf Roundup: North Alabama 2nd in Georgia

Julie Hovland of South Alabama in College Roundup

Strong Showing in National Collegiate Sets Stage for ASUN Conference Tourney

College Golf Roundup: With the ASUN Conference tournament on the horizon, North Alabama’s men’s golf team appears to be rounding into form.

The Lions finished second in a a13-team field earlier this week at The National Intercollegiate at Reynolds Lake Oconee National Course east of Atlanta.

North Alabama was tied for second with Mercer after two rounds, but shot 291 in the final round to finish at even-par 864 total, just nine shots off UT-Martin’s winning score of 9-under-par 855.

Among the teams the Lions beat were in-state rivals Troy University and Jacksonville State.

Trailing UNA in the final standings were Troy (866), Mercer (871), Belmont (871), Stetson (877), Morehead State (878), Kennesaw State (879), Jacksonville State (883), Austin Peay (901), Tennessee Tech (903), Dalton State (906) and Bellarmine (921).

Kennesaw State, Bellarmine and Stetson are conference rivals.

Individually, UNA freshman Tom Roed Karlsen finished tied for fourth overall with rounds of 70, 68 and 74 for a 212 total. UNA’s Jackson Wedgeworth tied for ninth (216), and Cedric Otten tied for 14th (217). Clayton Larsen, named the ASUN Men’s Player of the Week on Thursday, tied for 34th (223) and Thomas Regan finished 46th (227).

UT-Martin’s Nick Wolf and Troy’s Brent Hamm tied for medalist honors at 12-under-par 204.

Quim Vidal Mora tied for ninth at 216 to lead Jacksonville State.

More College Golf Roundup: USA’s Hovland nets 4that GSU Invitational

University of South Alabama women’s golfer Julie Hovland earned a fourth-place finish at the Georgia State Invitational at Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Hovland played the final two rounds at a combined 5-under par to turn in a three-round, 2-under par total of 214 to record her third consecutive top-five finish.

High Point University’s Samantha Vodry won the tournament at 5-under 211.

South Alabama finished tied for seventh place in the team standings at 905, 23 shots behind winner Xavier. Kennesaw State was second in the team standings at 885.

Jacksonville State finished in third place at 887 in the 16-team field, led by Berta Sanchez Sabe, who finished at 1-under 215.

More College Golf Roundup: South Alabama Men Finish Second at Craft Farms

Four members of the University of South Alabama men’s golf program finished in the top 20 individually to help the Jaguars to a second-place finish at the Craft Farms Intercollegiate.

Yannick Schütz led the group by tying for fifth in the individual standings with a 1-under-par 215 total that was highlighted by a 67 in Monday’s second round. Jacob LeCroy carded two scores of even-par 72 to finish two strokes behind in a tie for 11th.  Mathias Lorentzen and Jordan Plunkett tied for 19th individually after posting 220 54-hole totals.

South Alabama shot 871 as a team to finish six shots behind Cincinnati, but they were four strokes in front of fellow Sun Belt Conference member Louisiana.  Matthis Besard of Southern Illinois was the tournament medalist, posting a 4-under-par 212 total to defeat the Bearcat duo of Ty Gingerich and Joey McCarthy by one shot.

Gregg Dewalt is the editor of Alabama Golf News.

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