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Chris Arnold Wins Medalist Honors at HCAC Men’s Golf Championships

Chris Arnold Wins Medalist Honors at HCAC Men’s Golf Championships


Knightstown, Ind. - Franklin College senior Chris Arnold (Quincy, Ind./Cloverdale) won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Men's Golf Championship in leading the men's golf team to a third place finish during the 72-hole tournament.

Arnold becomes the 10th men's golfer in school history to win medalist honors at the HCAC Championships.

He carded a 76-stroke score in Sunday's final round to pick up a five-shot victory in the tournament. Arnold held a one shot lead after three rounds and compiled a 292 score, marking the third best total in HCAC history during the 72-hole tournament format.

Franklin finished in third place with a 1237 team score. The Grizzlies shot a season-best 298 composite score in the third round on Saturday at the Royal Hylands Golf Club.

Sophomore Jack Knue (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) finished in 16th place individually with a 315 score. He carded three rounds in the 70s, led by a 77-stroke score on Saturday. Knue shot a 78-stroke score in the first and final rounds.

Sophomore Sam Pollock (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute North) followed closely behind with a 318 composite score to tie for 18th place. Senior Joshua Rhoads (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) carded a 76-stroke score in the third round to tie for 22nd place individually. Sophomore Andrew Behnke (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute North) shot an 80 during Sunday's final round.

The HCAC Championship concluded the team's 2014-15 season and capped the collegiate careers for Arnolds and Rhoads.