Clayton State men’s golf WINS West Georgia golf tournament
Morrow, GA –The Clayton State men's golf team saved its best for last, en route to a tournament championship Tuesday.
After shooting rounds of 304 and 303 on Monday, the Lakers fired a final round of 299 on Tuesday to capture first place in the Matt Dyas Memorial Collegiate at Oak Mountain Championship Golf Club in Carrollton, GA.
Playing in difficult windy and cold conditions, the team responded with a round of 299, which tied for the best team round of the tournament to claim the title. The Lakers prevailed over host and in-state rival West Georgia by six strokes.
The Wolves, who led the Lakers by two strokes entering the final round on Tuesday finished the tourney with a round of 307 and placed second overall. Peach Belt Conference opponent North Georgia placed third but 22 shots back from the Lakers.
Clayton State sophomore Will Shenstone led the Lakers, placing second in the event, shooting a final round 73 to finish four shots behind low medalist Corey Evans. Shenstone had rounds of 73-77-73, while Evans shot rounds of 75-73-71 on the par-72, 7,026-yard course.
Behind Shenstone, sophomore Ryan Haskell tied for third with rounds of 80-71-75, followed by junior Alex Vetnar in seventh with rounds of 72-76-81. Junior Fredrik Lindblom tied for 15th with rounds of 79-79-76, followed by junior Tyson Beaupre tied for 35th with rounds of 82-87-75.
Clayton State's Chris McManus, Josh Stanley and Clark Nelson participated in the event as individuals. McManus tied for 8th after rounds of 77-76-77; Stanley tied for 19th after rounds of 79-76-80; and Nelson tied for 22nd after rounds of 75-85-77.