DEFIANCE, Ohio – In their final tune-up before the conference championships, the Franklin College men's golf team headed east for the two-day Defiance Spring Invitational, held at Eagle Rock Golf Club.
Sitting in a tie for 10th place after day one, the Grizzlies cut five shots off their score on day two, jumping to fifth in the standings with a two-day score of 607 (306-301).
Topping the Franklin leaderboard was freshman RJ Turner, who cut seven shots off his day one score to finish in a tie for ninth overall with a 144 (77-70). Additionally, the Indianapolis-native recorded the second-lowest round of day two, one shot back of Tiffin's Britton Hensel.
Sophomore Aubrey Seaman continued his strong spring, carding consecutive 76s to finish in a tie for 25th place with a 152. Right on his heels was junior Jacob Hash, who tied for 32nd with a 154 (78-76). Senior Spencer Portish (77-79) and sophomore Jackson Williams (76-80) rounded out the top-five, earning a share of 40th place with dueling scores of 156.
Three more Grizzlies took part in the event, competing as individuals. Freshman Brock Tennyson tied with Seaman in 25th place, firing consecutive 76s. Evan Graham (82-74) and Hunter Whitaker (77-79) carded identical scores of 156, earning a share of 40th place with Portish and Williams.
Next up for the Grizzlies are the first two rounds of the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships, which take place at The Fort Golf Resort in Indianapolis, Ind. on Apr. 28-29.