Centre men’s golf team clinches SCAC Championship
April 29, 2010 By Libby Poland
SCAC championship. The victory came after a tiebreaker against
Chris Morris '11 placed first in the tournament with the overall
score of 216. He was also named the SCAC Player-of-the-Year.
After leading the first two rounds of the 2010 SCAC Golf Championships, the Centre men's golf team came away with their first ever conference championship on the third and final day in a tiebreaker against Southwestern University. The conference tournament finished up on Sunday, April 25, in Atlanta, Ga., at Stone Mountain Golf Course.
Southwestern University came back in the third round to tie the Colonels with an overall team score of 926. Centre shot a 311 in the third round, and the Pirates recorded a 305. The tiebreaker was determined by the fifth score each day, and Centre had the overall advantage by three strokes.
Junior Chris Morris of Maysville, Ky., won the tournament, as he recorded an overall score of 216. During the first round of play, he shot a 73; on the second day, he finished with a 71; on the third and final day, he recorded a 72. He was named the SCAC Player-of-the-Year for his efforts on the golf course.
Senior Chris Conkright of Owensboro, Ky., placed 11th after shooting a 235. On the third day, he recorded an 82. Tying for 14th place overall was freshman Patrick Davidson of Louisville, who completed the three day tournament with a score of 237. During the last day, he shot a 78. Junior Lyndon Jones of Taswell, Ind., came in 19th place after shooting a 79 in the final round and recording an overall score of 238. Rounding out the top five for the Colonels was sophomore Randy Boll of Dayton, Ohio, who completed the three rounds with a 244. He shot an 82 in the final round.
Members of the All-Conference Team were Sean Madera (Southwestern), Conkright, Matt Rebitch (Oglethorpe), Nick Reardon (DePauw), Ryan Berra (DePauw), Eric Quinn (Oglethorpe), Bill Bazzel (Rhodes), Jonathan Alden (Trinity), James Charles (Southwestern), Ricky Jones (Southwestern) and Morris.
“This was a monumental accomplishment for our men’s team,” said director of golf Brian Chafin. “They were able to keep their focus during the three day period and come away with their biggest win of the season.”
“I couldn’t be happier for our men’s team and the effort that they brought to this tournament,” Chafin said.
The Centre men's golf team will next compete in the NCAA Division III Championships in Hershey, Penn., on Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, May 14. The Colonels will be competing in the NCAA Division III Championships for the second time in school history. Centre first competed in the event in 1984 in Syracuse, New York.