SILVIS, Ill. - 5/20/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University men's golf team improved one spot each day in the 2010 NAIA National Tournament, finishing 23rd in the event. This was the eighth time the Union men's golf team had advanced to the national tournament, with an additional three times having Union individuals to advance to the tournament.
Union's highest finish was eighth place in 1996.
Union struggled on the TPC Deere Run course that is also the host to the PGA's John Deere Classic in July. Union shot 313 in the first round, 315 in the second round and 327 in worsening weather in the third round. Clay Mallard led Union with a 74 in round one and a 75 in round two on the par 71 course. Mallard was inside the cut line going into the third round, but an 89 took him out of contention.
Union is coming off a successful season in which the team captured tournament titles in five of the eight events in the spring of 2010, including the TranSouth Conference Title.
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