It’s golf season at Presbyterian College.
With all the autumn tournaments off and the athletics department in COVID-19 exile, the golf teams have kept themselves occupied by holding tournaments of their own. The men completed their Two-Man Challenge intrasquad event, and the women completed the opening round of their double-elimination match-play tourney.
Sophomore Thomas Hollingsworth and freshman Columb Knight posted the top two scores of the fifth and final round to rally and win the men’s tournament.
Hollingsworth fired the only sub-par round on a tough day at Musgrove Mill Golf Club, carding a 71 (-1), while Knight (73, +1) finished just two strokes behind his partner, helping the team to an even-par 144 total for the day. The duo headed into the final round in fifth place, 14 strokes behind the leaders.
Round Five Results – Combined Score (Musgrove Mill GC)
- Hollingsworth/Knight: 144 (E)
- Lleyton Renner/Nat Simkins: 160 (+16)
- Frank Gilliam/AJ Nolin: 164 (+20)
- Bryce Beard/Jimmy McCollum: 129* (+21)
- Charlie Tate/Mason Whatley: 172 (+28)
*McCollum played nine holes
Final Team Standings
- Hollingsworth/Knight (+6)
- Renner/Simkins (+8)
- Gilliam/Nolin (+14)
- Beard/McCollum (+23)
- Tate/Whatley (+26)
Juniors Taylor Gardner and Caroline Martin each picked up victories to advance to the second round of the women’s golf team’s affair.
First Round Match Results
No. 3 Gardner defeats No. 6 Rylie Marchman 3&2
No. 5 Martin defeats No. 4 Sanders Hinds 3&1
Second Round Matches
No. 1 Kelli Kragh vs No. 5 Martin
No. 2 Serina Combs vs No. 3 Gardner
Consolation Bracket Matches
Loser of Kragh/Martin vs No. 6 Marchman
Loser of Combs/Gardner vs No. 4 Hinds
The winners of the second round matches will face off with a spot in the championship round on the line, while the losers of those contests will fall into the consolation bracket for an elimination match. All tournament matches are scheduled for nine holes.