September 14, 2010

Saints Make Late Move, Settle for Third at Piedmont

CLARKESVILLE, GA – The North Georgia men's golf team put together a strong finish in the final round of the 5th Annual Piedmont College Fall Invitational, making push for the title but settling for third place at The Orchard Golf and Country Club.

The Saints surged with a final round 303, but came up five shots behind Maryville College who captured the title with 603 total strokes, while Milligan College was second, finishing just two strokes behind the leaders. North Georgia finished with a 608 after rounds of 305 and 303 to put them eight shots clear of fourth place Covenant College.

Bryson Womack made his best showing of the fall season, taking fourth place overall following a final round even par 72 to finish at 3-over-par for the tournament. Freshman Grant Rish had his coming out party with rounds of 76 and 74 to finish at 150 overall and alone in sixth place, the first top-10 finish for the Port St. Joe, Fl., native.

Howard Duffin's rounds of 77 and 76 put the junior in a tie for 11th place overall in the tournament, while Brian Mallory finished five shots behind Duffin with a 158, good for a 16th place finish. Dillon Bowers had a 12-over-par 84 in the final round, putting the freshman in a tie for 24th place overall after an opening round 79.

The Saints will take some time off before returning to action the first week in October at the Montevallo Invitational at Timberline Golf Club. Round one is set for Monday, October 4, with the final to follow on Tuesday.