Smith Sets School Record At Rhodes College Fall Collegiate

Smith Sets School Record At Rhodes College Fall Collegiate

TUNICA, Miss. – Hardin-Simmons' senior men's golfer Luke Smith shattered the Hardin-Simmons non-scholarship era record en route to a fourth-place individual finish at the Rhodes Fall Collegiate that was played at the par-72, 7,111-yard Tunica National Golf Course in Tunica, Miss.

Smith shot rounds of 66-72-70 for an eight-under par 208 total. The most any HSU golfer had been under par since going non-scholarship in the 1990-91 season for a 54-hole tournament was Blaine King's two-under par in 2009.

In the first round, Smith's 66 broke Pat Potts' non-scholarship school record of 67. Smith had 10 birdies and only two bogeys in the tournament.

The Cowboys finished the tournament with a three-day score of 887, which is the fourth-best 54-hole tournament in non-scholarship era history.

Matt Jouett shot 75-72-75-222 for the Cowboys and Bobby Johnson improved each round from 79 to 75 to 73 to finish with a 227. Nick Vella shot 79-74-77-230 and Greg Garrison also improved each round going 81 to 80 to 77 for a 238 total.

Huntingdon College ran away from UT-Tyler for the team title on the final day. Those two teams went into the day tied but HC shot an 11-under 277 and finished with an 842, seven strokes better the UT-Tyler. The Cowboys finished with a 299-293-295-887 to place 15th in the 20-team field.

Tyler Uhlig of UT-Tyler shot 68-66-69-203 to win the medalist title by two strokes over Henry Gee of Huntingdon.

The Cowboys are off until Oct. 15-16, when they play at the Alamo City Classic in San Antonio.

 

Hardin-Simmons

299

293

295

887

4 Luke Smith

66

72

70

208

T47 Matt Jouett

75

72

75

222

T72 Bobby Johnson

79

75

73

227

T81 Nick Vella

79

74

77

230

T94 Greg Garrison

81

80

77

238

 

 

 

 

 

Team Scoring

1

2

3

Total

1 Huntingdon College

283

282

277

842

2 UT-Tyler

283

282

284

849

3 LaGrange College

288

285

283

856

4 Rhodes College

287

287

289

863

5 Southwestern

298

281

289

868

6 Transylvania

291

289

290

870

7 Berry College 

289

293

290

872

8 Sewanee

297

290

290

877

9 Maryville College

299

285

295

879

10 Millikin University

300

292

288

880

11 Webster

296

292

293

881

12 Centre College

305

301

276

882

13 McMurry

290

298

296

884

14 Dallas

304

289

293

886

15 Hardin-Simmons

299

293

295

887

16 DePauw University

297

306

298

901

T17 Birmingham Southern

307

302

298

907

T17 Rhodes College

301

308

298

907

19 Piedmont College

309

303

309

921

20 Millsaps College

335

329

327

991

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Individuals

1

2

3

Total

1 Tyler Uhlig, UTT

68 

66 

69 

203   

2 Henry Gee, HC

68 

67 

70 

205   

3 Brendon Lowrance, McM

68 

68 

71 

207   

4 Luke Smith, HSU

66 

72 

70 

208   

5 Spencer McKinney, Transy

68 

72 

69 

209   

T6 Drew Mathers, HC

70 

71 

70 

211   

T6 Stephen Shephard, HC

73 

72 

66 

211   

T6 Sutherland Stith, SW

74 

66 

71 

211   

T6 Ben Womack, LaGrange

71

72 

68 

211   

T10 Ben Harris, HC  

73 

67 

72 

212   

T10 Wesley Heston, BC

 67 

74 

71 

212 

 

 

 

 

 

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