April 17, 2013

Men's Golf Report (Week 5) - Transylvania Wins Rose-Hulman Invitational

GREENWOOD, IN - Transylvania University led the HCAC field and earned the team championship at the Rose-Hulman Invitational over the weekend.  The Pioneers held off second place Franklin College by six strokes to win the two-round event.

Rose-Hulman finished the event, held at Rea Park Golf Course in Terre Haute, Indiana, with a two-day score of 594. The site of the tournament is where the final two rounds of the HCAC Men's Golf Championship will be held next month.

Transy's Clay Hinton (Elizabethtown, Ky./H.S.), Hanover's Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier), and Franklin's Griffen Brown (Paoli, Ind./H.S.) all tied at the top of the leaderboard with two-round totals of 146.  Brown rolled home a 12-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the sudden death playoff to capture the individual honor.

The Grizzlies finished second in the standings with a total of 600.  Bader led the Panthers to a third place finish with a two-day total of 611.

Mount St. Joseph carded a sixth place finish at the 10-team event with a total of 618. Junior Danny Gravett (Cincinnati, Ohio/SCPA) paced the Lions with rounds of 76 and 73 to place sixth overall.

Manchester (8th), Rose-Hulman (8th), and Anderson (10th) rounded out the HCAC finishers at the tournament.

This weekend will be the final tune up before the HCAC tournament opens at Aston Oaks Golf Club in North Bend, Ohio on April 27-28.

For Current HCAC Men's Golf Stats, click here