Hummingbird Intercollegiate cut short for men’s golf

Elizabeth Duswalt, Contributing Writer

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Inclement weather cut the Hummingbird Intercollegiate short for the men’s golf team, but the Bison took 12th place after their first and only round of their final tournament on Oct. 31. Daniel Levin ’18 and D.J. Magee ’17 both scored a 79 to lead the Orange and Blue.

The tournament was hosted by Western Carolina at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley. The teams were scheduled to take off on Nov. 1 and finish the tournament the next day, but the weather did not cooperate.

“It was unfortunate that our season ended with a one-round event. However, it was great to play against some top competition and to get a sense of what we need to work on to get to the next level,” said Levin.

After the first round, the Bison were set in 12th place out of 12 teams with a team score of 318. Peter Scialabba ’15 shot an 80, Austin Honigford ’18 shot an 80, and Zachary Melnick ’17 added an 82.

On the back nine, Levin was one-over-par, Magee contributed six pars on the back, and Scialabba sunk a strong eagle at the par-five sixth hole.

Clemson sat in first place with a 278 while Furman was just one shot behind. Host Western Carolina finished seventh with a team score of 295.

“Now that our season is complete, we have time to take a break and reevaluate what we did this fall, and hopefully, we can stay fresh and get ready for the spring,” said Levin.

Although the young Bison squad did not get to complete its final tournament of the year, the Orange and Blue hope to improve for next season.

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