JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/1/2011 - The Union University men’s golf team earned a tournament win in the Union Fall Invitational played at Jackson National Golf Club Friday. Union freshman Andrew Knight won top medalist in the event in just his second college tournament.
Union shot a 316 in the one-day event and edged Cumberland University (319) by three strokes. Bethel University finished third at 320, Blue Mountain (Miss.) College was fourth at 323, Union’s B-team was fifth at 324, Martin Methodist College was sixth at 334, Freed-Hardeman University was seventh at 335, Cumberland B-team was eighth at 340, Bethel B-team was ninth at 350, Martin Methodist C-team was tenth at 376, while Martin Methodist B-team did not finish.
Knight, a freshman from Princeton, Ky., shot a 74 on the par 72 course on a windy afternoon. He was one shot better that Blue Mountain’s Brandon Robbins (75) and two shots better than teammate Ben Waits (76). A group of three players, including Union’s Brett Barry and Jesper Swedenborg finished three shots back with 77’s.
Union’s A-team including Barry, Swedenborg, David Hopper (79) and Kyle Long (83). Union’s B-team including Knight, Waits, Ryan Mantooth (83) and Matthew McSwain (91).
Up next for Union will be a trip to Murray, Ky. for the Murray State Invitational Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4.
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