Hawks win Rhodes Fall Classic with 22-under 842

The Huntingdon men's golf team won the three-round Rhodes Fall Classic with a 22-under-par 842. (Photo submitted)
The Huntingdon men's golf team won the three-round Rhodes Fall Classic with a 22-under-par 842. (Photo submitted)

TUNICA, Miss. – The third-ranked Huntingdon men's golf team won the Rhodes Fall Classic with a dominant finish on Monday.

All five Hawks shot par or better as Huntingdon shot an 11-under-par 277 on Monday at Tunica National Golf Resort. After shooting 5-under 283 and 6-under 282 in the first two rounds, Huntingdon won the 20-team tournament with a 22-under 842.

The 842 is the best three-round total for the Hawks during the NCAA era and Monday's 277 is tied for the second best single round by the Hawks during the NCAA era.

The University of Texas-Tyler finished seven strokes behind Huntingdon with a 15-under 849 and 25th-ranked LaGrange was third with an 8-under 856.

Texas-Tyler's Tyler Uhlig earned medalist honors with a 3-under 69 in the final round and a 13-under 203 for the tournament. Huntingdon senior Henry Gee placed second, two strokes behind Uhlig, with an 11-under 205.

A day after firing his best two rounds as a Hawk with a 4-under 68 and a 5-under 67, Gee closed the tournament with a 2-under 70 in the final round. Gee's 205 tied the Hawks' NCAA-era record for 54 holes set by Stephen Shephard last season.

Along with Gee, three other Hawks finished in the top-10. Shephard and Drew Mathers tied for sixth at 5-under 211 and playing as an individual, Ben Harris tied for 10th at 4-under 212.

Shephard, after shooting 1-over 73 and even-par 72 in the first two rounds, fired the best round of his collegiate career with a 6-under 66 in the final round. The round is tied for the third best by a Hawk during the NCAA era and is two strokes behind Huntingdon's NCAA-era record of 64 set by Addison Lambeth during the 2016-17 season.

Mathers, who shot a 2-under 70 and a 1-under 71 in the first two rounds, closed the tournament with another 2-under 70. Harris followed up a 1-over 73 and a 5-under 67 with an even-par 72 in the final round.

Senior Wyatt Adkison turned in his best round of the tournament on Monday with a 1-under 71 and finished tied for 26th with a 1-over 217. Freshman Carson Whitton shot an even-par 72 in the final round and tied for 30th with a 2-over 218.

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon will play in the Gordin Classic on Oct. 1-2.