RECAP | Consistency Helps Grizzlies Land Second Place Finish at Home Event

Photo courtesy of Erica Irish
Photo courtesy of Erica Irish

By: Spencer Portish

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Franklin men's golf team hosted their first tournament of the 2017-2018 year on Saturday and Sunday, welcoming 12 teams to The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis for the annual Dick Park Invitational.

Consistency was key as The Grizzlies finished their two-day tournament with a score of 612 (306-306), placing them second overall behind defending Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) champs Transylvania 606 (306-300).

Freshman Robert Turner carded a team low one-under 71 on day two to round out an impressive collegiate debut with a 150 (79-71). Sophomore Jackson Williams kept it rolling with a 73 on day one and finished tied with Turner after day two for sixth individually at 150 (73-77).

Senior Spencer Portish carded a 155 (75-80) over the weekend on his way to a 13th place finish, while junior Jacob Hash evened out the counting scores with a 157 (79-78), finishing 23rd. Kyle Konkle shaved two strokes off his first day score shooting 86-84.

Franklin sent a total of two teams and two individuals to play over the weekend. Atop the second team was senior Hunter Whitaker's 162 (82-80), followed by freshman Brock Tennyson who carded a 167 (88-79).

Evan Gram shot 86-82 tying him for 46th, close by was freshman Kade Edwards who finished at 49th (82-88). Aubrey Seaman closed out the second team standing alone at 56th (90-82).

Individuals Devon Wynn and Donald Morefield finished six strokes apart with Wynn edging out Morefild at 175 (87-88) to 181 (89-92)

Medalist honors went to Berea's Kevin Kim, who completed a three-peat of the event with a two-under 142 (70-72).

The Grizzlies will be back in action Sept. 23-24 at The Dan Quayle Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.