The event, unlike its fall edition, featured men’s and women’s tournaments. After Monday’s first round at Callahan Golf Links, just south of Reinhardt’s campus, the host Eagles led the men’s competition and were second behind Lindsey Wilson in the women’s.
In the opening round, Reinhardt’s Tanner Boyd shot 71 to lead the field. Three strokes back was former Cherokee High School standout Brandon Price, while Connor Edwards and former Sequoyah standout Nick Vogel were tied for 10th with a 77. Jeff Pickens shot a 79 to round out the Reinhardt scorers.
As a team, the Eagles led with a first-round score of 299, followed by Lindsey Wilson (303), Truett-McConnell (316), Brewton-Parker (319), Campbellsville (320), Covenant (328) and Bob Jones (332).
Unfortunately for Reinhardt, most of its golfers played better Monday than they did Tuesday.
Boyd followed his 71 with a 78 in the second round, and that allowed Lindsey Wilson’s Frank Medale to finish as the medalist with his two-day total of 147. Boyd finished in a tie for second with Lindsey Wilson’s Jonathon Grabara.
Price, whose solid first round kept Reinhardt atop the field, faltered Tuesday, shooting 83 to finish with a 157 for the event. Edwards, Vogel, Pickens and Lindsey Wilson’s Nathan Hincks finished in a logjam for fifth place with a two-round total of 153.
Lindsey Wilson (596) rallied past Reinhardt (603) to win the team title. Truett-McConnell (628) finished third, followed by Brewton-Parker (629), Covenant (641) and Campbellsville (647).
In the women’s competition, Lindsey Wilson (340) held a seven-stroke lead over Reinhardt (347) after the first round of play, with Truett-McConnell (380) a distant third.
On the second day of play, Lindsey Wilson only added to its lead.
Kaitlin Allan, who shot 82 in the first round and was tied with Reinhardt’s Jocelyn Blair for the lead, repeated the feat Tuesday. When Blair shot an 84 for her second round, Allan claimed medalist honors.
Lindsey Wilson (670) easily won the women’s title, with Reinhardt (681) second and Truett-McConnell (750) third.
Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were former Sequoyah standout Makenzie Bruce (169), Caitlin Stevens (171) and Kayla Smith (175).