Greenville, S.C. (March 12, 2014) — The Bruins golf team took the course in Waleska, Ga. for their first tournament of the spring season. The team competed in their first season of intercollegiate golf in the fall of 2013. The players greatly improved over the course of the season, and won their first tournament in program history in September.
Callahan Golf Links would be the setting for the Reinhardt Invitational Tournament with seven teams competing in the tournament. The other schools represented were Lindsey Wilson College, Reinhardt University, Truett-McConnell, Brewton-Parker, Covenant College and Campbellsville University.
Clay Wiginton jumpstarted the Bruins round by scoring a birdie on the first hole. Blake Counts birdied the 3rd hole and followed it up with another birdie on the 5th hole. The Bruins fell off the pace a bit on the back nine and finished the day with a combined 332. Clay Wiginton was the low scorer for the Bruins with a first-round 74, putting him in the top five individual scores for the day.
“We had a pretty solid start to the spring season,” Coach Denny Scott said. “Our guys are showing significant improvement from the fall season which bodes well for us in the future.”
In the second round, Clay Wiginton started off the round with a birdie again to put him within two shots of the lead. After a double bogey, Wiginton responded with a birdie on hole four to draw even for the round. The Bruins had some great birdie putts and par saves, but the bogeys began to creep in at crucial moments in the round. The team finished with a 335 score giving them a 667 for the tournament. The Bruins placed 7th of the 7 teams competing.
“We had a few setbacks early this season left the team with only four golfers,” Coach Denny Scott said. “That didn’t deter this team from continuing to build on the solid foundation that was laid during the fall. This spring season will give us more competitive experience that will eventually make the team stronger when we add new recruits in the fall. While the present is still a building process, the future is very bright and we are very optimistic about it.”
Clay Wiginton led the Bruins with a combined score of 152. This was the fourth lowest score in the tournament. The Bruins will play next weekend in Covington, Ga. as they compete in the Savannah College of Arts and Design Invitational at The Oaks Course.
This article was originally written by BJU Bruins Sports Information Director Jonny Gamet and posted at www.bjubruins.com