HUNTSVILLE, Texas --- The Tennessee State golf team posted a solid showing in the Tigers' first appearance in the Sam Houston State Bearkat Classic that concluded Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers shot a 54-hole total of 908 to finish in eighth place in the field of 17 teams. TSU had rounds of 303, 295, and 310 on the par-71, 6,945 Raven Nest Golf Course.
TSU senior Robert Dinwiddie had rounds of 75, 72, and 74 to finish with an eight-over par 221. No golfer in the field of 89 golfers shot par for the event. The top individual score was a one-over par 214 by Stephen F. Austin's Trevor Sauntry.
McNeese State won with an 875, 10 strokes ahead of Stephen F. Austin's 885. TSU was four strokes behind Oral Roberts and finished 13 strokes ahead of Big East Conference member Boston College's total of 921.
TSU's Phillip Watkins and Lawrence Larson each shot a 227 to finish in a tie for 25th. Stu Michaels shot a 234 while Jordan Roberts shot a 237.
TSU's next tournament will be at East Carolina's Bradford Creek Invitational next weekend.
FINAL TEAM RESULTS:
Sam Houston State Bearkat Classic
McNeese State 875, Stephen F. Austin 885, Sam Houston State 889, Southern Illinois 892, William & Mary 896, Texas State 902, Oral Roberts 904, Tennessee State 908, Boston College 921, Centenary 922, Nicholls State 924, George Washington 925, Sam Houston State White 926, North Dakota State 928, Missouri-Kansas City 933, Boston College Gold 992, Prairie View 1125.