ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. – The University of Dallas men's golf team wrapped up day two of the Rhodes College Fall Classic at Tunica National on Monday. The Crusaders finished with a 301 in the third and final round to post an 894 overall and dipped to seventh. 20 schools competed at the two-day tournament with 12 schools ranked in the top 50 according to GolfStat National Rankings at the conclusion of the spring 2019 season.
Jacob Wade (Magnolia, Texas) delivered his best all-around performance of the fall season thus far with his third round score being a 73. He led the Crusaders with the lowest carded result in the first and last rounds. His 72 through both turns through the 18 holes on the first day helped achieve a 217 overall to tie for 11th. He was the top UD player in birdies with 16 and tied 2nd in the tournament. Dallas totaled 49 birdies for second behind just tournament champion Huntingdon.
Emilio Montalvo (Mexico City, Mexico) was the next lowest UD score with a 224 (74, 70, 80) to slot in 33rd. Erik Hamm (Brentwood, Tenn.) was not far off with a 227 (79, 73, 75). Robby Evans (Flower Mound, Texas) was the team's selected number 1 and scored a 233 (74, 82, 77). Seth McNeill (Plano, Texas) debuted in the 2019 fall season with a 234 (79, 79, 76). This was the first time all five members of the defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship competed in the same tournament since winning the league title last spring.
Huntingdon College stayed strong on the team awards with an 846 (290, 280, 276). Southwestern University stayed in second from the end of 36 holes and was good enough for a 873 (290, 289, 294). Denison University rounds out the top trio of team finishers with a score of 877 (297, 294, 286).
Drew Mathers from Huntingdon won first for the men's golf individuals with a 202 (65, 70, 67) for a -14. Denison University's Christian Early also shot well under par with a -11. His 205 (68, 68, 69) performance factored into the back-and-forth action. Will Hocker from Webster University finished the top 6 individual All-Americans. He carded a 211 (76, 68, 67). His 67 on the third round was tied longest score on the day.
Dallas plays a final time this fall on October 14-15. Trinity University will host the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) action after that in Oct. 18-19