Berthelot Captures First; Gents Finish Fifth at Hal Sutton Intercollegiate
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
BOSSIER CITY, La.-Senior Greg Berthelot fired a 67 in his final round to finish 3-under par and capture first place at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate on Tuesday afternoon at the Golf Club at StoneBridge. Berthelot helped move Centenary into fifth place with a team total of 920 over the three-round event.

The Gents (313-306-301, 920) continued to trim shots off their opening round score to fire a team-best 301 in the final round on Tuesday. That effort propelled them from a sixth place sitting after Monday's rounds into fifth overall out of eight teams.

Berthelot shined in his final round with a 67 to accompany his first two rounds of 73. The Baton Rouge, La. native finished a tournament-best 3-under par to capture first place from behind.

It was Centenary's three seniors that led the way for the Gents throughout the host tournament. Behind Berthelot in scoring was senior Ryan Sparks (75-73-75, 223) who stayed consistent through 48 holes to finish tied for 11th with a score of 223.

Following Sparks was senior Cannon Earp (81-74-74, 229) who evened his second round score to shoot second-best with a 74 in today's final round. Earp tied for 16th overall.

Sophomore Jay Frazier (84-86-85, 255) placed 35th overall, while junior Kyle Mehnert (110-98-109, 317) placed 39th.

Stephen F. Austin (292-297-281, 870) finished the three-round event with a 6-over par 870 and 10 shots better than second-place McNeese State (304-290-286, 880) to take home the team title. Tyler Junior College (302-307-297, 906) rounded out the top three.

"As the tournament went on, I felt like our guys continued to get better," said head coach Emlyn Aubrey.

"Our seniors came through with strong showings and Greg was able to keep our individual champion streak alive and I am extremely proud of the way we finished today."

Centenary will continue play when it travels to LSU's Invitational on Saturday.