Gainesville, Ga. – Junior, Nick Scully (JR/Carelton, Mich.) fired an opening round 73 to place in a tie for 3rdafter Day 1 of the Brenau University Golden Tigers Spring Invitational at the challenging Chattahoochee Golf Club, which annually hosts the NGA/Swingthought.com Tour event. Scully's performance left him three strokes out of the lead heading into Day 2. As the second round unfolded, Nick was sitting at one under par playing the 530-yard par 5 eight hole when another player inadvertently played Nick's ball by mistake. At the end of the hole with confusion and penalties, the other player ended up receiving a 12 and Scully a 9. The loss of 4 strokes on the hole cost Scully not only a place in the all-tournament but also a shot as the overall medalist for the event. In the end Scully's 73 and 76 for a149 landed him one stroke out of 4th place.
Sophomore Paul Houk (SO/Athens, Tenn.), junior Lucas Coffelt (JR/Jasper, Tenn.), and senior Tom Durbin (SR/Widnes, Cheshire England) produced the next individual low rounds at 77 for 18 holes. Durbin's 81 and 77 for a 158 total was good for 22nd place, and Houk's 161 earned him 27th place overall.
Bryan picked up play this week at the Pines Golf Course in Columbia, Ky. for Lindsey Wilson College's Spring Fling. The Lions were consistent in their play by shooting a 302 and making a slight improvement with a 301 total in the final round, but it wouldn't be good enough to surge past the competition. Bryan was near the middle of the pack, sitting in 4th of 6 teams after day one. Despite bettering their score on day two, the Lions were unable to match the remarkable improvements that all other teams made. Both Martin Methodist and Brescia University shot 306's in the opening round, but were able to adjust and tally scores below 300. With a 603 total each, Bryan and Brescia finished tied 6-of-6.
Lindsey Wilson completed the low rounds of 286 and 277, led by Federico Navarro and Rasmus Lind who placed 1st and 2nd, respectively. Scully led the Lions with a 72 and 75 for a 147 total, which was good enough to place 12th. Bryan's next best results came from Brandon Noland (FR/Soddy Daisy, Tenn.) with a 78 and 74 for 152, Kevin Knudson with a 78 and 74 for 152, and Durbin with a 74 and 78 for 152 that tied them all for 21st.
The Lions continue play Apr. 10-11 at the Elizabethton Golf Course in Elizabethton, Tenn. when fellow conference foe Milligan College (Tenn.) hosts Bryan in the two-day event.