Scots tame Tigers as Compliment takes individual honors

Scots tame Tigers as Compliment takes individual honors

The Maryville College men's golf program spent the weekend hosting Hiwassee College at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford, Tennessee.

 

The Scots defeated the Tigers in a single round of par-70 golf. MC completed the 6,530-yard course in 287 strokes, defeating Hiwassee by 56 strokes.

 

MC sophomore Garrett Compliment paced the event as an individual with an even-par 70. Junior Wil Manuel completed the challenge with a one-over-par 71.  Freshman Tyler Bray and senior Doug Whitten shared third place with a three-over-par 73. The Scots took the first seven individual positions with DJ Shelton placing 5th (76, +6), Hunter DeSena placing 6th (78, +8), and Brady Orr finishing 7th (80, +10).

 

Hiwassee's top performers were Nicolas Jones and Andrew Susong tied for 8th with a +13, 83.

 

Additional MC finishers playing as independents include Peyton Wheat (8th, 83, +13) and Tyler Roller (11th, 88, +18).

 

Head Coach Ron Waters had this to say about his squad's performance. "The 287 is a new scoring record for us, but since we were playing par 70, it isn't a new record versus par. I was expecting a score in the 280s, which is what we accomplished. A lot of guys were sharp, but some guys weren't. You can expect that in a one-day tournament, but it's good to come out and get the win."

 

"I was really proud of our team. We had five guys shoot in the 70s, and of course, Garrett shot a 70 to win. Wil Manuel had a really good day shooting a 71, and Tyler and Doug each shot 73. It was good for our guys to face some new competition."

 

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Garrett Compliment's win is his second in his two-year career. That mark currently ties him with Jeremy Cason as the second most tournament wins in school history. He trails only former All-American Trey Bridwell, who had four tournament crowns in 2009-11.

 

The 287 score is a new low-round record, besting last weekend's 290 in the first round of the Rhodes College Classic. It ranks as the eighth-best round versus par.

 

Saturday's win ranks as the fifth-tournament crown for head coach Ron Waters.

 

Maryville will now prepare for the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational in Flowery Branch, Georgia on October 7-8.