Golf Hawks place third at Indian Bayou Classic
By Matt Green
DESTIN, Fla. -- Shorter University shook off an opening round 306 to post a second round team score of 287 and rally for a third place finish at the Indian Bayou Classic hosted by the University of North Alabama at the Indian Bayou Country Club in Destin, Fla.
Matt Youmans shot a 3-under 69 in Tuesday's second round to place 12th overall (77-69-146) and Shorter (593) finished in third behind tournament champion North Alabama (576) and runner-up Saint Leo University (583). All five of Shorter's competitors either bettered or equaled their Monday showings that left the Hawks in seventh after 18 holes.
Columbus State University's Justin Grice outlasted Saint Leo's Nick Brothers in a playoff to take medalist honors. Grice and Brothers finished with identical two-round totals of 140.
The Hawks continue their preseason schedule on Oct. 17 and 18 when they travel to Savannah, Ga., for the SCAD-Savannah Invitational hosted by the Wilmington Island Golf Club.