Strong Final Round Lifts Gents Golf Past Louisiana College
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SLIDELL, La. – Despite tough greens and a weather front descending on the state of Louisiana, Centenary men’s golf turned in the fifth-best round of the day and rallied past Louisiana College on day two of the Loyola New Orleans Invite at the Par-72 Oak Harbor Golf Club in Slidell, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 8.

“Although the scores did not seem great, these guys persevered under extreme conditions, and we beat most of the teams we were supposed to beat,” said head coach Emlyn Aubrey. “Oak Harbor was a difficult course, and throw in high winds and firm greens, some holes were virtually impossible to shoot par. I am proud of the way these guys mentally toughed it out at this tournament. Last week at Tyler, we were definitely rusty in brain power. Things are absolutely looking up for this young squad.”

The Gent shot a 341 on day two, 15 strokes better than Louisiana College. The Maroon and White carded a 681 (+105) for the tournament to finish seventh of 10 teams. Blue Mountain College won with a two-day total of 639 (+63).

Centenary completed the day with the fifth-best team score while three individuals earned a top-25 finish. All four Gents who completed the day improved their position.

Freshman Jesse Hall jumped 13 spots to finish 11th with a 164 (+20), carding the fourth-best round of the day. Classmate Ole Edvard Granrud improved five spots to finish 19th, finishing with a 168 (+24). Senior Chris Cates moved up one spot to finish 23rd with a 169 (+25).

Sophomore Graham Maxwell improved his score by four strokes on day two, finishing 47th with a 182 (+38).

Centenary returns to action in two weeks for the Centenary/Hal Sutton Invite at the Golf Club at Stonebridge in Bossier City, Louisiana.