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Colonels sit in 14th after 27 holes at Oglethorpe Fall Invite
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Due to the oncoming Hurricane Nate, the Oglethorpe Fall Invite at Royal Lakes G.C. had the first 27 holes played on Saturday so that the tournament can be completed on Sunday before the inclement weather arrives. Through 27 holes, the Centre men's golf team finds itself in 14th place.
The Colonels shot a combined team score of 300 in their first 18 holes to sit in the middle of the leaderboard, including ahead of host Oglethorpe. Through the first nine holes of the second round, Centre has not played as well and is six over par as a team. With nine holes left, the Colonels are a shot up on Millsaps and within striking distance of Maryville, Hampden-Sydney, LaGrange, Piedmont and Southwestern.
Individually, the top scorer for the Colonels through 27 holes is senior Andrew McKinney (Danville, Ky.). McKinney shot an even par round of 72 for his first 18 holes, but has played his first nine holes of the second round at three under par to sit in a tie for sixth place overall.
Junior Will Hellman (Louisville, Ky.) matched McKinney's even par 72 in the opening round and is two over par thus far in the second round with a strong finish, landing in the individual top 30 after making birdies on two of his last three holes.
Junior Hans Stromberg (Lexington, Ky.) posted a score of 79 in the first round and rebounded from a sluggish opening few holes in the second round to shoot three over, going one under par in his last four holes, including consecutive birdies on 15 and 16.
Sophomore Chapman Springer (Washington, D.C.) shot an opening round score of 77 and is sitting at six over par thus far in his second round.
Senior Paxton Duff (Louisville, Ky.) began the day with a round of 85 and through the next nine holes is positioned at four over par.
The final nine holes of the second round will wrap up the Oglethorpe Fall Invite on Sunday morning.