HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – The Tennessee State men’s golf team closed out the fall season with an 11th place finish on Tuesday at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. The Tigers teamed up to card a 299 at the Par-72, 6,841 yard, The Links at Novadell.
Host Austin Peay (278-280-284=842) claimed the team title, while Morehead State’s Logan Hogge (72-64-66=202) claimed individual honors.
First round leader, Jermey Fultz (67-72-75=214) finished the tournament in 15th place in the field of 74 golfers. After a bogey on the third hole of the day, Fultz worked his way back to even two holes later on a six foot birdie on the par-5, 6th. Over the next 11 holes, the freshman registered eight pars, a birdie and two bogeys. On the second to last hole, Fultz ran into trouble with a double bogey to drop him to 2-under for the two-day event.
Freshman Andy Stout (74-73-73=220) scored the low for the Tigers with a 1-over, 73, on Tuesday. He hit nine fairways and found 10 greens in regulation, while using 30 putts. Stout finished 32nd as he completed the round with two bogeys and one birdie.
James Stepp (72-78-75=225) opened the final round with four pars, only to bogey two of the next three holes. The senior responded with back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12 to move to even-par. Stepp used his wedge to three feet on the par-4, 11th, and to within a foot on the par-5, 12th. Stepp hit out of bounds on the par-3, 14th, which led to a double bogey dropping him to 2-over for the round.
Sophomore-transfer Todd McGill (76-80-76=232) hit 15 greens on the day as he opened with nine consecutive pars. McGill would bogey four of the final nine holes, including the last two of the day, to match his first round 4-over, 76.
Dallas Hill (84-78-78=240) struggled off the tee box during on Tuesday hitting just five fairways and nine greens, but needed only 29 putts for the round. Hill birdied the par-4, 10th, as he hit a sand wedge to five-feet of the hole. The senior would once again find productivity out of his sand wedge as he stuck his third shot close to the pin from 100-yards out on the par-5, 18th, to set up his second birdie of the day.
The Tigers will begin the spring season on Mar. 9-10 at the Grover Page Classic, hosted by UT Martin.