May 7, 2008
Tuttle Caps Career With 16th Place Finish at NCAA II Men's Golf Regional
The senior set a school record for low stroke average in 2008
MOORESVILLE, NC -- Senior Allen Tuttle (Arthur, TN/White Academy), representing Catawba as an individual at the NCAA II Southeast Regional Men’s Golf Tournament, capped his collegiate career by shooting an even-par 72 in his final round. The event concluded on Wednesday at the 7,037-yard, par-72 Point Lake Golf Club. Tuttle had a three-day total of 223 and finished 16th out of 45 golfers.
Starting on the back nine, Tuttle dropped two shots early on his second (#11) and sixth (#15) holes of the day, but fought back with birdies on three par-fives (#16, #2 and #8) before another bogey at the last. Georgia College & State University held on to claim the team title and advance to the NCAA II Nationals. The Bobcats topped USC Aiken by a dozen strokes.
Tuttle posted a school record low stroke average of 73.38 this season, bettering the mark of 74.32 set in 1998 by Nick Sabol. He had seven top tens over his 10 tournaments this season and nine of his 21 rounds were under par. He finished with a career stroke average of 77.18 which stands eighth best all-time. Tuttle is the fourth Catawba men’s golfer to qualify for NCAA play as an individual, joining Nick Sabol (1998), Steven Harvey (2004) and Richard Lowe (2006).
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