Tech men's golf team 9th among 16 teams after first day of Wofford Invitational

Tech men's golf team 9th among 16 teams after first day of Wofford Invitational

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team completed not one, but two rounds on the first day of the Wofford Invitational Monday evening, competing among a field of 16 at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

The Golden Eagles ranked 9th among those 16 teams, turning in scores of 298 and 293 for a 591 total for the day. It equated to 15-over par for the first two of the tournament's three rounds.

Leading the purple and gold with a monster second round was sophomore Bracton Womack. Tying for 12th among 88 participants, the gunslinger fired a 4-under 68 to pair with a first-round 75 for a 1-under 143.

Next among the Tech finishers was fellow sophomore Will Brooks. He tied for 28th place with a 2-over 146, sporting rounds of 74 and an even-par 72. Senior Matthew Giles posted a 149 after rounds of 74 and 75, tying for 41st overall.

Posting a 153 to tie for 63rd was junior Cameron Yeary. He turned in rounds of 75 and 78. Freshman Bryce Beeler rounded out Tech's lineup with a 162.

Round three of the event is scheduled for an 8:00 a.m. CT shotgun start on Tuesday.

Top 5 Teams:
1.    Furman    561    -15
2.   Austin Peay   570   -6
3.   Wofford   571   -5
4.   Gardner-Webb   576   E
5.   Radford   577   +1
9.   Tennessee Tech   591   +15


Leaderboard (88 Golfers)
T1.   Ryan Hall (South Carolina)*    70-65=135    -9
T1.   Jack Crosby (Furman)   65-70=135   -9
T12.   Bracton Womack   75-68=143   -1
T28.   Will Brooks   74-72=146   +2
T41.   Matthew Giles   74-75=149   +5
T63.   Cameron Yeary   75-78=153   +9
T85.   Bryce Beeler    80-82=162   +18

Photo by of Patrick Clark, SIUE Athletics