EATONTON, Ga. – The Kennesaw State men’s golf team saved its best for last, carding a 5-under par 283 to move up three spots in the standings and place seventh in the 15-team Linger Longer Invitational that concluded Sunday at the par-72, 6,991-yard The Landing Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
Led by seniors Wyatt Larkin and Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero Torres, who both posted a 3-under par score of 69, the Owls finished the 54-hole event with a 2-over par 866. Junior Connor Coffee also turned in a solid final round, shooting a 2-under par 70.
“This team played some exciting golf today and brought its best for the final round,” head coach Bryant Odom said. “I am very proud of the team’s fight and determination that allowed us to move up the leaderboard. These types of rounds and never-quit attitude will serve us well during the second half of the spring season.”
Georgia carded a final-round 11-under par to finish at 19-under par 845 and record a six-shot victory over Liberty (851, -13). The Bulldogs also captured the individual title as Spencer Ralston topped the field with an 11-under total of 205 to post a three-shot victory over teammate Trevor Phillips and Liberty’s Alexandre Fuchs. Both players finished with 8-under scores of 208.
Justin Kim (238; +22), who competed as an individual, tied for 82nd.
Kennesaw State is next in action April 6 when it opens play at the Irish Creek Collegiate in Kannapolis, North Carolina.