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Connelly and Hawks tie for 2nd in Tournament Town Preview

The Huntingdon men's golf team tied for second in the Tournament Town Preview. Junior Mark Connelly tied for second and was named to the All-Tournament team. (Photo contributed)
The Huntingdon men's golf team tied for second in the Tournament Town Preview. Junior Mark Connelly tied for second and was named to the All-Tournament team. (Photo contributed)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Mark Connelly and the fifth-ranked Huntingdon men's golf team turned in a strong performance on the final day of the Tournament Town Preview on Monday.

The Hawks, who were tied for fifth after Day 1, shot an even-par 288 in the final round and finished tied for second with a 14-over 878 in three rounds.

Top-ranked University of Texas-Tyler won the 18-team tournament by three strokes, finishing with an 11-over 875. Ninth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan also shot 878 to tie for second at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center.

Two Hawks finished in the top-six. In addition to Connelly, who was named to the All-Tournament team, senior Jon Colten Stanaland tied for sixth. Connelly shot a 3-under 69 in the final round and finished the tournament one stroke out of first with an even-par 216. Stanaland finished two strokes behind Connelly with a 2-over 218. Stanaland shot a 2-under 70 in the final round.

Guilford College's Zach Evens was the tournament medalist with a 1-under 215.

 

Huntingdon Results

Mark Connelly: 73-74-69 – 216 (T2nd of 90)

Jon Colten Stanaland: 72-76-70 – 218 (T6th)

Stephen Shephard: 72-75-76 – 223 (T23rd)

Drew Mathers: 78-70-80 – 228 (T44th)

Henry Gee: 79-79-73 – 231 (T21st)

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon returns to action in the Gordin Classic on Oct. 1-2 in Columbus, Ohio.