Manuel sits atop leaderboard at the Rhodes College Spring Classic; Scots team sets numerous new school standards

Manuel sits atop leaderboard at the Rhodes College Spring Classic; Scots team sets numerous new school standards

Maryville College senior Wil Manuel leads the field at the Rhodes College Spring Classic in Memphis, Tennessee after posting a two-round total of 136 over the first 36 holes at Windyke West Country Club.

 

Manuel's pair of 68's ties the fourth-best round in school history and his 136 total ties teammate Tyler Bray for the lowest 36-hole effort in the program's existence.

 

The Chattanooga, Tennessee native's eight under is the new school record by a pair of strokes for a versus par score for 36 holes.

 

Teammates Tyler Bray and Garrett Compliment finished the first pair of rounds with a 144 tied for 14th place while both DJ Shelton and Brady Orr posted a 151.

 

The Scots as a team posted rounds of 292-281 for a total of 573 for third place in the field going into the final round on Tuesday.

 

Monday's second round of 281 sets a new school standard for 18 holes beating the old mark of 285. The seven under par effort is another new school record versus par.

 

Maryville's 573 shatters the old 36-hole school mark by six strokes. Their three under par effort over the first 36 holes is the first time the program has been under par after the first two rounds. The collective rounds eclipse MC's previous record versus par by an amazing 11 strokes.

 

Berry College leads the field going into the final round on Tuesday with a 286-283-569. Maryville is just four shots off the pace.

 

Head Golf Coach Ron Waters had this to say about his team's outing on Monday. "We had a very good day and played exceptionally well in the afternoon. Wil, DJ and Brady all had career-low rounds. We are in a position to have a chance to win if we can put together another good round tomorrow."