RECAP | Grizzly Trio Cracks Top-10 at Rain-Shortened Earlham Invitational

Photo courtesy of Ryan Thomas
Photo courtesy of Ryan Thomas

RICHMOND, Ind. – In their final tune-up before the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, the Franklin men's golf team headed to The Elks Country Club for the 2019 Earlham College Spring Invitational.

The Grizzlies turned in a strong showing on day one before day two was wiped out due to rain. Franklin placed second out of six teams in the field, racking up a solid team score of 302.

Junior Jackson Williams topped the Franklin leaderboard and finished two shots back of the top spot in a tie for second with a 73. Williams was one of two Grizzlies to lead all players with 14 pars made in the round. The other Grizzly to knock down 14 pars on Friday afternoon was sophomore RJ Turner, who turned his best round of the spring with a three-over 74, earning a share of fourth place with three other players.

Also cracking the top-10 for Franklin was freshman Alan Showalter, who was one of five players to share 10th place with a 77. Senior Jacob Hash was one shot off Showalter's pace, sharing 15th place with a 78. Junior Aubrey Seaman carded an 80 to share 21st place and freshman Matt Krause tied for 25th with an 82, rounding out the Franklin scores.

Host Earlham College claimed victory in the weather-shortened event, winning by six shots with a 296. The Quakers' Nate Mynatt was a two-shot winner with a one-over 71.

Next up for the Grizzlies is a trip to Lexington, Ky. on Apr. 27-28 for the first two rounds of the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championship at the University Club of Kentucky.