2018 Men's Golf
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Eric Wowor (left), earned All-Tournament honors, and Will Sorrells (right) posted Point's best round (73) on Tuesday at AAC I
Men's Golf - Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

MIDLAND, Ga.   The Point University men's golf team totaled 599 strokes (23 over par) for 36 holes and tied for third place among 11 Appalachian Athletics Conference schools, just two strokes behind second-place Milligan College (Tenn.) and eight strokes behind Invitational champion Reinhardt University (Ga.) at the 2017 AAC Fall Invitational, Oct. 9-10, at the Bull Creek Golf Course in Midland, Ga.


The Skyhawks, ranked 18th in the current NAIA National Men's Golf Coaches Poll, finished Monday's first 18-hole round in third place with 299 strokes, just two strokes behind Milligan and four behind Truett-McConnell, the first-day team leader with 295 strokes.  The Skyhawks totaled 300 on Tuesday, while Truett-McConnell had 304


Reinhardt ended Monday in fourth place with 301, but totaled just 290 strokes (2 over par) on Tuesday and moved all the way into the team championship with a 36-hole total of 591 (+15.  Milligan finished second with 597, and Point and Truett-McConnell tied for third with 599 strokes.


Tennessee Wesleyan placed fifth with 609, with Bryan College (Tenn.) sixth with 621, and St. Andrews University (N.C.) in seventh place with 627.  Union (Ky.) placed eighth with 638.


Truett McConnell's Matt Smith earned first-place honors on the individual leaderboard with rounds of 70 and 72 for a 36-hole total of 142 (-2), two strokes better than Kameron Williams from Reinhardt who fired rounds of 73 and 71 for an even-par total of 144.  Point freshman Eric Wowor (Johannesburg, South Africa) tied for third place with Gibson Miller from Milligan, Erik Hermanson from Union College (Ky.) and Thomas Messenheimer from Milligan, who all finished with three-over par, 36-hole totals of 147.  The top six players on the invitational leaderboard earned AAC Fall All-Tournament honors.


Wowor shot rounds of 73 on Monday and 74 on Tuesday for his 147 total and tied for third place and tied with senior teammate Maddux Lytle (Newnan, GA) for Point's best round on Monday.  Senior Francisco de Oliveira (Algarve, Portugal), the reigning Conference Player of the Year and a returning NAIA All-American, tied for seventh place among the 71 total golfers with a 36-hole total of 148 (+4) on back-to-back rounds of 74.  De Oliviera was tied for ninth after Monday's first round.


Lytle tied for 13th with a 6-over par, 36-hole total of 150, including rounds of 73 and 77, and freshman Tanner Lee (Newnan, GA) tied for 24th place and totaled 154 (+10) with rounds of 79 on Monday and 75 for Tuesday's second round.  Sophomore Joshua Newman (Kent, England) completed Point's top five scoring team with rounds of 85 and 81 for a 166 (+2) and tied for 52nd.


Eleven other Skyhawks also participated as individuals, including freshman Will Sorrells (Winder, GA), who tied for 43rd in the final standings.  However, Sorrells was tied for 62nd place with a 25-over par round of 87 on Monday, but improved 14 strokes on Tuesday to a 73 (+1), Point's best round on Tuesday, and finished with a 36-hole total of 160.


Junior Joao Pinto Basto (Lisbon, Portugal) tied for 13th place with a 36-hole total of 150 (+6) and scored rounds of 74 and 76.  Senior Brayton Gineris (McDonough, GA), junior Joao Magalhaes (Porto, Portugal), and sophomore Blake Watson (Newnan, GA) all tied for 27th place with 36-hole totals of 155 (+11).  Gineris shot rounds of 79 and 76, Magalhaes scored 80 and 75, and Watson shot rounds of 77 and 78.


Senior Jacob Ellison (Milton, GA) tied for 32nd place with a 36-hole total of 156 (+12) and scored rounds of 81 and 75.  Freshman Drew McCullers (Locust Grove, GA) tied for 38th place with rounds of 81 and 77 for a two-round total of 158, and freshman Will Tiller (Peachtree City, GA) shot rounds of 83 and 84 for a 36-hole total of 167 and tied for 54th place.  Freshmen Sebastian Fynboe (Denmark), with rounds of 85 and 83, and  Garret Smith, with two rounds of 84, tied for 58th place with 36-hole totals of 168.rounds   Freshman Oliver Baker (London, England) scored rounds of 85 and 93 for a 36-hole total of 178 (+34) and placed 67th.  and 75.


NEXT COMPETITION:  The Point University men's golf team, coached by Steven Paine, competes next in the Bojangles Tennessee Wesleyan University Intercollegiate Invitational at the Tennessee National Golf Course in Loudon, Tenn., Oct. 15-17.