RECAP | Williams' Fourth Career Win Highlights Busy Final Weekend of Competition

Jackson Williams. Photo: Quinn Fitzgerald
Jackson Williams. Photo: Quinn Fitzgerald

DANVILLE, Ky. – It was a busy final weekend of fall competition for the Franklin men's golf team, with two separate groups of five competing at different events on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 5-6).

One group of five made the trip to the Bluegrass State to compete in the Centre College Fall Invite at Danville C.C. Back in Indiana, another team of Grizzlies took part in the Wabash Fall Classic at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

Highlighting the weekend's events was Jackson Williams' fourth career medalist honor for the Grizzlies in Kentucky. The Greenwood, Ind.-native finished the weekend at -3 with a 140 (71-69), besting Hanover's Austin Zapp by two shots for first place. Franklin finished fourth in the six-team field down in Kentucky.

Sitting in second place on the Franklin leaderboard and tying for 13th overall was sophomore Alan Showalter, who carded a 151 (74-77) to just miss out on a fourth straight top-10 finish. Freshman Evan Bonnell capped his fall with a 153 (74-79), earning a share of 18th place for the weekend.

Junior Brock Tennyson placed 24th overall with a 157 (78-79) while fellow junior RJ Turner rounded out the FC scoreboard with a 161 (80-81) and a 26th-place finish. Denison University won the event by five shots over Hanover with a 585 for the weekend.

At the Wabash Fall Classic, senior Aubrey Seaman turned in a career-best 36-hole score with a 146 (73-73), earning a share of fourth place overall and finishing just four shots back of first place. Sophomore Lucas Thornton earned a share of 34th place with a 159 (80-79) and was followed by freshman Carter Giggy's 180 (79-81) that earned him a tie for 37th place.

Freshman Canyen Palmer took 47th with a 168 (79-89) while fellow rookie Conner Williams carded a 172 (87-85) to place 49th and round out the top-five. Playing as an individual, freshman Nagib Afani placed 53rd with a 187 (94-93).

Parkland College claimed the team title with a 577 while Earlham's Nate Mynatt took medalist honors with a 142 (70-72).