Strickler, Winston lead Gents to top-5 finish
Saturday, September 15, 2012

CLEVELAND, Miss. – Zander Winston and Hank Strickler led Centenary to a top-5 finish in the Gents season debut at the Derrall Foreman Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Strickler and Winston tied for 13th individually, each firing an even-par 144. Strickler opened with a two-under 71 Friday, four strokes ahead of Winston before Winston posted a three-under 69 to close the tournament, helping Centenary to a fifth-place finish in the nine-team field.

Union University (Tenn.) won the tournament with a tournament-record 34-under (270-272 – 542). Union’s Brett Barry set a tournament record with a 9-under 63 Sunday, closing the tournament with a 67 Saturday. He beat teammate Ben Waits and Delta State’s Cameron Thomas by six strokes. Waits and Thomas posted identical scores of 70-66—136. Union accounted for four of the top seven finishers, winning the tournament by 18 strokes over Delta State.

Centenary’s Andres Forese and Jamie Gibson tied for 24th at six-over-par, 150, three strokes ahead of Matt Delaney (75-78 –151). Gibson fired a 73 Friday, three better than Forese’s 76. Forese’s 74 Saturday evened the mark as Gibson carded a 77.

The Gents return to the course Oct. 1 in Tyler at the Cascades Golf Club.

 

Fin.              School                                             Scores                   To Par

1              Union University -TN              270 272 542         -34

2              Delta State U.                       281 279 560         -16

3              Mobile, U. of                         292 287 579         +3

4              Lindenwood Univ.                   288 293 581         +5

5              Centenary College                 294 293 587         +11

6              Lindenwood B                        301 290 591         +15

7              Lindenwood-Bellevill               303 304 607         +31

8              Blue Mt. College                    319 300 619         +43

9              Arkansas-Monticello               317 309 626         +50

DNF       Belleville-B                               DNF                       DNF