The Alice Lloyd College Men’s Golf Team completed in their 4th and final tournament of the fall in the St. Catherine’s Fall Tournament. This is a “conference tournament” for the Mid-South Conference, meaning it counts with respect to All-American and All-conference honors. The top players in the Mid-South Conference were there, along with NCAA DII School Emmanuel College of Georgia. Conditions were very difficult. It was cold, wet and windy. Pins were set in very tough positions for all holes. The wet ground made the course play a lot easier for the second round, but the cold, wet, windy weather was at its worst for the second round.
“This tournament was our best tournament of the fall and our worst tournament of the fall,” stated golf coach Dr. Robert Hamilton. It was the best tournament of the fall because the team beat KIAC rival Asbury University in the first round. It was also their best tournament because they finished 13th of 15, and not last. ALC’s lowest player was 71st of 77 and 53 strokes ahead of the overall lowest player who finished the tournament. Tyler Hayes also had a breakthrough round, shooting a 77 in the first round to stand in 7th place in a very strong field. It was the team’s worst tournament in that they went 352/351 for a 703, their worst score of the year. “We can play much better. Our top player simply had a bad tournament,” said Coach Hamilton.
Results are posted here.