Golf Finishes Fourth at Hummingbird Invitational

The Golden Eagles men’s golf team finished up its fall season with a fourth place finish at the Hummingbird Invitational.

Headed into the third round, the Golden Eagles were in position to make a run at first place but struggled early and would finish fourth.

“The front nine, we really struggled and that put us in a bad position,” said head coach Polk Brown. “That’s really where we put ourselves behind the 8-ball. To win tournaments, you have to get off to a good start.”

Sophomore Mitch Thomas finished inside the top 10 with a final score of 215.  Thomas is currently sitting inside the conference top three.

Junior Lee Whitehead finished with a 214 and made the podium in third place. His third place finish was the lowest finish of his career and earned him all-tournament honors. He would later grab a co-Ohio Valley Conference male golfer of the week award.

The men’s team does not have any more tournaments this fall but hope to continue to improve during the break.

“Each tournament, they’ve gotten better and better,” said Brown. “That’s encouraging because these next three months are going to be just practicing, not playing in tournaments.”

The team has some areas of the game that Brown said need work in order to give them a better chance to win.

“Inside 100 yards is where the guys need to improve,” said Brown. “And they can’t beat themselves.”

Brown also said the team needs to continue with improving on consistency and putting together three good rounds.

“We still have a long way to go but we’re competing,” said Brown. “Sooner or later, we’re going to get a win.”