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Men's Golf - Tue, Oct. 10, 2017 by Troy Baranik

COLUMBUS, Ga.- The St. Andrews University men's golf team finished 7th Tuesday at the AAC Fall Invitational held at Bull Creek GC in Columbus, Georgia.

The men improved by 5 strokes from round one to finish 7th out of 11 AAC teams with Reinhardt (Ga.) winning the title with a 2-day score of 591 including a tournament-best 290 in round two. Milligan (TN) finished second, six strokes back while Truett-McConnell (Ga.) and host school Point (Ga.) tied for 3rd.

SAU shot quality rounds of 316 and 311 for a 627 which was 6 strokes behind Bryan College (TN) for 6th place as a day one scoring error vaulted the Lions past the Knights for 6th.

Returning senior national qualifier Joe Hurn (SR/Mountaintop, PA) led the way for SAU with his 74 and 75 to finish in a tie for 9th place at 149 (+5), which was 7 strokes back of the champion Matt Smith, of Truett-McConnell who shot 70 and 72 to finish 2 shots under par.

Juniors Caleb Hensley (JR/Monroe, NC) and Alberto Firpi (JR/Puerto Rico) were then right behind him in 20th and 24th place respectively. Hensley improved by five shots on day two with his 74, which happened to be the best score of the round for the Knights on Tuesday. Hensley shot a 79 in round one to finish 9 shots over par at 153 while Firpi shot 76 and 78 for a 154 as well.

Sophomore Blake Bartlett (SO/Goldsboro, NC) then completed the scoring for SAU as he shot rounds of 87 and 84 for a 171 to place 61st. Senior Corey Johnson (SR/Creedmoor, NC) and junior Kaleb Measimer (JR/Concord, NC) then competed as individuals with Johnson shooting a respectable 80 on round one before his 89 on day two put him at 169 and a tie for 59th place. Measimer made his season debut and shot a 96 in round two which was an 11 shot improvement from the first round.

The men's team is next in action on Oct. 16-17 at the Bojangles Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Wesleyan University in Loudon, Tenn.

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