STATESBORO, Ga. (March 19, 2017) – Led by freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.), the ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up final round play at the Schenkel Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Forest Heights Country Club.
Hulbert finished the 54-hole tournament tied for 18th at 2-under-par 214, while the Blue and Gold placed 12th at 11-over-par 875 (284-293-298). Following back-to-back rounds of 3-under 69, Hulbert posted a 4-over 76 on Sunday to move 10 spots down the leaderboard. Despite recording a triple-bogey on his second hole of the round, Hulbert bounced back as he played the next 10 holes at 4-under en route to getting to 7-under for the tournament. Unfortunately, Hulbert bogeyed five of his final six holes to finish at 214 on the weekend. Hulbert – whose 16 birdies tied for the second-most of the tournament – posted his best collegiate finish.
Vanderbilt’s Patrick Martin rallied to earn medalist honors as he carded a three-day total of 12-under-par 204. Martin entered the final round tied for eighth and five shots off the lead, but 16th-ranked golfer went low as he fired a 6-under 66 to capture the win by two shots. UAB’s R.J. Keur finished runner-up at 10-under-par 206, while Florida’s Sam Horsfield (No. 70) placed third at 9-under-par 207.
Horsfield and the fifth-ranked Gators rallied for the team win as Florida jumped tournament host Georgia Southern and top-ranked Vanderbilt on Sunday. Florida registered three straight rounds of 6-under 282 to finish at 18-under-par 846, and edged Georgia Southern by two shots and Vanderbilt by three.
Sophomore Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) led the Bucs on Sunday as he posted an even-par 72, and finish tied for 37th at 4-over-par 220 with teammate Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland). Freshman Zack Ford (Cochranton, Pa.) gave the Blue and Gold a countable score in the final round as he shot a 2-over 74 and finished 58th at 10-over-par 226.
Two teams in this weekend’s tournament were ranked in the top-10 – No. 1 Vanderbilt and No. 5 Florida – while seven teams were ranked in the top-50. Individually, one golfer was ranked in the top-10, three in the top-25, and six in the top-50.
After playing back-to-back weekends, the Bucs return to action on Friday, March 31 when ETSU heads to Franklin, Tenn. to play in the Mason Rudolph Invitational.
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