Huntingdon places 3rd in USA South Tournament

Junior Stephen Shephard finished fourth in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament.
Junior Stephen Shephard finished fourth in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament.

LAGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's golf team closed the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament with a 16-over-par 304 in the final round on Saturday.

The Hawks finished four strokes out of first and in third with a three-round total of 896. North Carolina Wesleyan won the conference championship with an 892. Methodist placed second with an 894.

North Carolina Wesleyan's Grady Anderson earned medalist honors with a 2-under 214 in three rounds.

Huntingdon junior Stephen Shephard finished five strokes behind Anderson in fourth place with a 3-over 219. Shephard shot an even-par 72 in each of the first two rounds and shot a 3-over 75 on Saturday.

Sophomore Drew Mathers shot a 4-over 76 in the final round and tied for eighth with a 7-over 223 for the tournament. Junior Mark Connelly shot a 3-over 75 on Saturday and tied for 18th with an 11-over 227.

Senior Jon Colten Stanaland tied for 20th with a 12-over 228 and junior Henry Gee was 24th with a 14-over 230.