EATONTON, Ga. – Kennesaw State senior Christopher Guglielmo shot a closing round 1-under par 71 to finish at 10-under par 206 and tie for third place at the Linger Longer Invitational that concluded Tuesday at the par-72, 7,073-yard Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
Guglielmo’s tie for third marked the best finish by a Kennesaw State individual in the event since the Owls began participating in the tournament in 2006. His 10-under par total also represented the lowest 54-hole score by a KSU player, and was six shots behind Greyson Sigg of Georgia, who claimed individual medalist honors with a tournament-record score of 16-under par 200.
The Kennesaw State senior’s efforts helped the Owls post a final-round score of 2-under par 286 and tie Augusta for eighth place with a 3-under par score of 861.
Fourth-ranked Baylor led wire-to-wire to post a convincing 15-shot victory over No. 8 Virginia. The Bears set a tournament record with a 33-under par score of 831, while the Cavaliers concluded play at 18-under 846 to finish second in a field that included six teams ranked in Golfstat’s top 50.
The third-place finish by Guglielmo came in a field that included 12 players ranked in Golfstat’s top 100, and five individuals in the top 50.
“Chris had a really solid tournament that will serve as a confidence-builder and provide him with momentum as we head into our final two regular-season tournaments before the ASUN Conference Championships,” head coach Bryant Odom said. “We will need him and the rest of the team playing well down the stretch as we get ready for the conference championships and solidify ourselves for the postseason.
“We are excited to have a week that will allow us to work on some things that will help us get better as we head into the final stretch of the season,” Odom added.
Senior Teremoana Beaucousin (220, +4) tied for 43rd, while sophomores Jake Fendt (221, +5) and Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero Torres (222, +6), tied for 46th and 53rd, respectively. Freshman Connor Coffee (227, +11) tied for 64th.
Kennesaw State will be off until April 3 when it opens play in the Old Waverly Collegiate hosted by Mississippi State at the Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point, Miss.