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Over Spring Break, the ALC Eagles Golf team took part in the Skyhawk Invitational Golf Tournament in Pine Mountain, Georgia, and held the ALC Men’s Golf Championship in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. 

The Alice Lloyd College Eagles Men’s Golf team played in the Skyhawk Invitational Golf Tournament, hosted by Point University at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, on March 12th and 13th. The tournament had a strong field, including NAIA Top 25 ranked Point (#17) and Thomas (GA) (#24). Point University won the tournament shooting 309 the first round and 294 the second round for 603 to finish tied with Reinhardt University who shot 305/298. Point won in a playoff. Evans Nichols of Reinhardt was the medalist, shooting 73/72 for 145 to tie Maddux Lytle of Point University who shot 75/70. Nichols won in a playoff. Full results are listed here. There were no players under par for the tournament. Conditions were cold, windy, and wet. The course is difficult under good conditions, with the poor weather resulting in higher than normal scores for this event.

Eagles golfers were led by Aaron Minor, who shot 89/81 for a 270, good for a tie for 52 of 167. Jared Albright shot 90/86 for a 176, good for a tie for 59th. Isaiah Penley 92/87 for 179 to finish 63rd and Tyler Brewer shot 97/93 for 190 to finish 66th. As a team, Eagles golfers shot 368/347 for 715 to finish 12th of 12 teams. All Eagles golfers improved from the first to the second round.

The ALC Men’s Golf Championship was played at the Shipyard Golf Course (round 1) and the Port Royal Barony Golf Course (round 2) at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, on March 14th and 15th. The first round at Shipyard had tough, windy conditions, like the ones at Callaway Gardens. Isaiah Penley led the first round shooting 83, followed by Aaron Minor with an 85, Jared Albright with an 87 and Tyler Brewer with a 98. Second round at Barony was sunny and warm. Conditions were as ideal as we have seen this year. Jared Albright shot a 75 the second round for a total of 162 to edge Aaron Minor who shot a 78 for a total of 163 and won his third Royal Blue Jacket. Isaiah Penley shot 90 at Barony for a total of 172 and Tyler Brewer shot 84 at Barony for a total of 182.

Including a practice round at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta Georgia on March 10th and the practice round at Callaway Gardens on March 11, Eagles golfers played 6 rounds in 6 days on very nice southern courses over Spring Break.

The Eagles’ next tournament is the 2018 Patriot Spring Invitational, hosted by The University of the Cumberlands at Crooked Creek Golf Course in London, Kentucky, on March 26th and 27th.