The men’s golf team finished fourth overall at the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn University at the Grand National Lakes Course in Opelika, Alabama, on March 5 and 6.
The 19-team tournament was originally scheduled to be a three-day event, taking place Sunday through Tuesday, but was condensed to two days because of inclement weather.
Senior Chris Guglielmo began the tournament in outstanding fashion, posting a score of 65, 7 strokes under par, to sit atop the individual leaderboard after the first round. Guglielmo’s performance in the round was a career best.
Other notable outings were posted by freshman Connor Coffee and sophomores Jake Fendt and Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero Torres to push the Owls to their sixth-place standing after the first day of competition.
Fendt and Coffee continued their first-day success by each posting a 2-under-par 70 in the third and final round of play. The overall team finished the final round 4 strokes under par with a final score of 867. This was 3 over par for the entire tournament and gave the Owls a fourth-place finish.
The No. 23 ranked host, Auburn University, took the overall tournament team win with a 13-under-par 851.
Guglielmo was the top performer for KSU, finishing the tournament with in 10th place, posting scores of 65-75-72. Fendt tied for the 21st overall spot with scores of 76-71-70. Senior Teremoana Beaucousin finished with a tie for the 36th place, carding scores of 75-73-72, while Coffee placed 54th with scores of 73-80-70.
The Owls’ next match will be on March 19 when the team hosts the Linger Longer Invitational.