September 30, 2014
Hardman Equals School Record With His 138 Total at TC Fall Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba's men moved up to a fifth-place finish at the Tusculum Fall Classic which concluded on Tuesday at the 6,763-yard, par-71 Link Hills Country Club. The Catawba Indians had a 283 on day two, which was the third best on the day. Catawba's 576 total was 17 shots behind winner Lincoln Memorial.
Matt Hardman (Gettysburg, Penn./Gettysburg Area HS) finished the tournament in third place after a second consecutive 69. The four-under-par, 138 total tied for the best two-round tournament in school history. The senior was two shots off the pace of medalist Brad Hawkins, of Tusculum. Hawkins topped Lincoln Memorial's Kurtis Campbell in a playoff.
As a team, the 576 team total was the third best score by an Indian team in a two-round tournament. It edged the 577 the team shot two weeks ago at the Full Moon BBQ Invitational. The school record of 568 was set at the Link Hills CC back on Sept. 29-30, 2008. Catawba had a 571 total at the Salisbury CC at the 1999 conference tournament.
Tyler Rutherford (Independence Va./Grayson Co. HS) followed Hardman on Tuesday with a one-under-par 70 and Brian Donaldson (Clinton, N.C./Clinton HS) carded a 71. Zach Griffis (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mt. Tabor HS) had the other counted score on Tuesday with a 73.
Catawba's men will be back in action in two weeks at the LMU Invitational on Oct. 13-14 at the Woodlake Golf Club.
TUSCULUM FALL CLASSIC
1. Lincoln Memorial 279-280=559
2. Tusculum 279-284=563
3t. Lenoir-Rhyne 284-284=568
3t. Mars Hill 288-280=568
5. CATAWBA 293-283=576
6. Lincoln Memorial B 290-288=578
7. Tusculum B 290-290=580
8. Tennessee Wesleyan 291-291=582
9. Walters State 298-290=588
3. Matt Hardman, 69-69=138
17. Tyler Rutherford, 74-70=144
22. Brian Donaldson, 74-71=145
35. Zack Griffis, 77-73=150
41. Ryan Szalay, 76-79=155
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