Eagles golfers finished the fall golf season at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta, Georgia, with the annual ALC Eagle Invitational. The event drew six schools and eight teams on the men’s side and two schools and two teams on the women’s side. NAIA 7th Ranked Dalton State Roadrunners fired a 15 over 303 in the first round and an even-par 288 in the second round for a +15 score of 591 to win the tournament over Truett-McConnell by seven strokes. Luke Peavey of Truett-McConnell shot one under 71 in the first round and two under 70 in the second round for a two-round score of 141 to win the men’s individual championship by 3 strokes over Steve Kibare of Dalton State. The results of the men’s tournament are posted here.
On the women’s side, Truett-McConnel B team fired 369/374 for a two-round total of 743 for the win over Bethel University, Tennessee. Lillian Goff of Truett-McConnell shot 86 both rounds for a 172 total to win medalist honors by four shots over Juliana Campbell of Bethel. The results of the women’s tournament are posted here.
Eagles golfers struggled to a 350 the first round and 343 the second round for a two-round total of 693 to finish 8th of 8 in a strong field. Freshman Mason Compton shot 80 in the first round and 84 the second round for a two-round total of 164 to finish 26th in the field of 41 golfers. Reece Ison shot 90/79 for 169, Aaron Minor shot 87/94 for 191, Isaiah Penley shot 93/91 for 184 and Korey Hanson shot 97/89 for 186.
We have been fortunate to have participated in as many as seven events over the fall. We had great support from our school, the River States Conference, the NAIA and the NCCAA. We struggled like a lot of teams with reduced practices and a very compressed schedule. We nonetheless managed to rise substantially in the rankings, to our best ever, and participated in our first national championship.
We lose two players this semester, Aaron Minor, our team captain, and Isaiah Penley, who are graduating at the end of this semester. Aaron and Isaiah have been outstanding members of our team. They represented themselves, the golf team, the school, and our community in an exemplary fashion throughout their college careers. They will be greatly missed, as will their families, with whom it has been a pleasure to get to know. Our ALC golf team and their families and supporters have consistently been the best that we see out there during our travels playing college golf. We are truly blessed!