JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's golf team placed three in the top 10 in the season-opening Mars Hill Invitational. The Tornado finished third with a score of 579 while Miles Ruff led the way, taking second.
KING RESULTS: 3rd of 6 (579)
LOCATION: Johnson City Country Club; Johnson City, Tenn.
COURSE DETAILS: Par 72, 6402 yards
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Ruff followed his round of one-under in the first round with a score of three-under 69 in the final round.
- He finished second with a tournament total of 140.
- Leo Rigamonti finished fifth with a stroke total of 142, shooting one-under 71 in each round.
- In his first career tournament, Jeppe Thybo finished with a total of 148. He improved on an opening round of 75 with a 73 in the second round.
- Beam Ratanaprasartporn improved on an opening round of 77 with a round of 72, finishing his first career tournament with a score of 149.
- Daniel Everhart rounded out the team with a score of 169, shooting 84 in the first round and 85 in the second round.
- Playing as an individual, Ryan Bradshaw finished ninth with a stroke total of 144. He improved his first round score of 75 to shoot three-under 69 in the second round.
FOR THE FOES
- Belmont Abbey College won the tournament with a total of 569 while Tusculum University finished second at 573.
- The Tornado came in third at 579 with rounds of 294 and 285.
- Jeff Perez of Tusculum was the individual medalist, shooting 137 following a second round of seven-under 65.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD
- Ruff's second place finish is the highest of his career. His previous best was third at the King Invitational his freshman year.
- Ruff also matched his career-low round of 69.
- Rigamonti posts his second top-five finish and fourth in the top 10.
- The round of 69 for Bradshaw is his lowest career round as he finished in the top 10 for the first time.
- King hosts their lone tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday at the Golf Club of Bristol.