Gold places third in tough tourney

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Gold places third in tough tourney

Despite Micah Gold’s third place finish, the Bruins’ men’s golf team came in eighth place overall at the Union College Bulldog Invitational Tournament in Pineville, Kentucky.

The Bruins traveled to The Wasioto Winds Golf Course to compete against St. Andrews University, Montreat College, Bryan College, Milligan College, Savannah College of Art and Design and Berea College in a two-day tournament.

“I knew going into the tournament that it would be a strong field,” Coach Denny Scott said of the competition. “While we had focused on putting our strongest team at regionals last week, our focus for this tournament was gaining individual competitive experience for some of our team members who had not played at regionals.”

The team struggled early to adapt to the sloppy, narrow course. The final score for the first round was 319 (Gold – 73, Smith – 80, Blake Counts – 83, Kyle James – 83, Edward Robinson – 93). The Bruins finished with an 11-stroke improvement over the previous day with a total team score of 308 (Gold – 71, Tyler Smith – 73, Counts – 81, James – 83, Robinson – 88). This was enough to earn an eighth place finish for the Bruins.

Micah Gold, the team captain, had a quality 144 two-day total (73, 71) and was named to the all-tournament team.

Reflecting on the tournament, Gold said, “I was coming off a good week at regionals, and I just took that momentum into this week and ran with it. Right now the Lord has been blessing all the hard work I put in over this summer and this season, and everything is starting to come together.”