EDINBURGH, Ind. – Two weeks after rain postponed the original tournament date, the Franklin men's golf team hosted the annual Dr. Richard Park Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at nearby Timbergate Golf Course.
The Grizzlies wrapped up their second tournament of the fall with a runner-up finish, recording a team score of 630 (308-322) to finish 16 shots behind Rose-Hulman. The Grizzlies 'B' team placed third overall with a 647 (319-328).
The weekend was highlighted by a medalist finish from freshman Alan Showalter. After sitting one shot off the lead through one round, the Lexington, Ky.-native rallied for a five-over 149 (72-77), forcing a playoff with Rose-Hulman's Max Gogel for first place. In the playoff, Showalter finished with par, giving him his first individual title in just his second career tournament.
Not far behind him on the leaderboard was sophomore RJ Turner. The Indianapolis, Ind.-native shot a 153 (74-79) to finish four shots back of the top spot in fifth place overall. Junior Jackson Williams improved by four spots on day two, earning a share of sixth place with a 157 (78-79). Junior Aubrey Seaman fired a 171 (84-87) and sophomore Evan Graham shot a 176 (89-87) to earn shares of 22nd and 27th places, respectively.
Leading the charge for the FC 'B' team was sophomore Brock Tennyson, who surged to the top of the leaderboard with a 150 (77-73), earning a third-place finish. The Howell, Mich.-native's 73 on Sunday was the lowest round of day two and the third-lowest round of the entire weekend. Sophomore Kade Edwards wrapped up a 10th place finish with a 161 (79-82), becoming the fifth Franklin player to earn a top-10 finish on the weekend.
Senior Jacob Hash (78-88-166) earned a share of 16th place, fellow senior Colin Phelps (85-85-170) finished 21st overall and freshman Lucas Thornton (86-90-176) tied for 24th to round out the scores for the 'B' team. Freshman Hagen Proulx had a strong showing in his first career event, tying for 11th place overall with a 162 (83-79).
Franklin continues their fall season next weekend, heading to Clayton, Ind. for the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic at Deer Creek Golf Course on Sept. 29-30.