FRENCH LICK, Ind. – The Franklin College men's golf team teed it up for the first time in 2018 on Friday and Saturday afternoon for the Franklin College Spring Invitational, hosted at the Donald Ross Golf Course at French Lick.
Franklin had two squads of five competing over the weekend. The Grizzly 'A' squad knocked six shots off their day one score to place second overall with a two-day 624 (315-309) while the Franklin 'B' team finished fourth place overall with a score of 682 (332-350).
Topping the leaderboard among all Grizzlies was senior Spencer Portish. Tied for the lead after day one, the Lebanon, Ind.-native finished the weekend in a tie for second place with a two-day 151 (72-79). It matches the highest career finish for the Grizzly senior, giving him four runner-up finishes in his career.
Junior Jacob Hash placed second on the team and earned a share of fifth place overall with a 153 (76-77). Three shots back of Hash was freshman RJ Turner, who carded the Grizzlies' low round on day two to finish with a 156 (82-74) and a share of eighth place. Sophomores Jackson Williams (85-79-164) and Aubrey Seaman (89-80-169) rounded out the lineup with 14th and 17th place finishes, respectively.
The Franklin 'B' squad saw a pair of Grizzlies earn a share of 15th place as senior Hunter Whitaker (85-83) and freshman Brock Tennyson (80-88) checked in with dueling 168s. Not far behind was senior Kyle Konkle, who placed 20th with a 171 (85-86). Freshmen Devon Wynn (85-93-178) and Kade Edwards rounded out the lineup for the Franklin quintet.
Playing as an individual, freshman Evan Graham earned a share of 21st place with a 172 (84-88).
Franklin gets right back on the course on Saturday, Mar. 17, for day one of the Saints Spring Invitational, hosted by Thomas More College at Perry Park Golf Resort in Perry Park, Ky.