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Golden Eagles place fourth at Grover Page Classic

Golden Eagles place fourth at Grover Page Classic

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team wrapped up action at Jackson Country Club and The Grover Page Classic Tuesday afternoon, concluding the third and final round of play in Jackson, Tenn. with a top-five finish.

The Golden Eagles placed fourth among the 16-team field, putting a cap on the three-round event with a 292 on Tuesday for a total score of 859. North Alabama took home the tournament title by 13 strokes over second-place Bellarmine, coming in at 843 overall. The Lions' Carter Goodwin earned individual medalist honors with a 207, backed by a final round of 68.

Sophomore Jackson Skeen secured an All-Tournament honor after tying for fifth among 96 golfers in competition, ending the week with a career-best, 6-under 210. He rounded out the event with a 2-over 74, pushing in three birdies while ranking second in the field in par-5 scoring with a mark of 9-under.

Locking down a top-10 finish was Mark McDearman, concluding his week of play with a 4-under 212. Tying for eighth place, the junior used a pair of birdies to card a 1-over 73 for his final round. Closing out his first collegiate tournament, Anders Larson tied for 20th overall after sporting a 3-over 75 on Tuesday with four birdies. The freshman turned in a 1-over 217 for his first action as a Golden Eagle.

Senior Chance Taylor produced the top round of the day for the purple and gold, ripping off five birdies over his final 10 holes for a 2-under 70. The Tech jumped up the leaderboard to finish tied for 35th with a collective 220 for the week. Sophomore Alexander Bassel wrapped up the Golden Eagle lineup with a 78 on the day with a pair of birdies, tying for 81st with a 233.

Competing as an individual, senior Sean Anderson turned in a 79 to tie for 88th after a final score of 236.

Next on the docket for the Golden Eagles is the Georgia State Invitational, competing at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. from Oct. 3-4.

Top 5 Teams:
1.    North Alabama    285-277-281=843    -21
2.   Bellarmine   290-280-286=856   -8
3.   UT Martin   287-282-288=857   -7
4.   Tennessee Tech   283-284-292=859   -5
5.   Morehead State   287-288-287=862   -2


Leaderboard (96 Golfers)
T-5.    Jackson Skeen    69-67-74=210    -6
T-8.   Mark McDearman   67-72-73=212   -4
T-20.   Anders Larson   70-72-75=217   +1
T-35.   Chance Taylor   77-73-70=220   +4
T-81.   Alexander Bassel   78-77-78=233   +17
T-88.   Sean Anderson*   79-78-79=236   +20
 *competed as an individual

File photo by Ryne Rickman, UT Martin Media Relations

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