Bossier City, Louisiana – Centennial golf teams each recorded top-five finishes on Tuesday at an abbreviated Hal Sutton Invitational, their annual home tournament, with the men placing second and the ladies placing fourth at the Stonebridge Golf Club.
Bad weather overnight and continued heavy rain on Tuesday morning rendered the course unplayable, thus the men’s field completed 27 of their scheduled 54 holes while the women’s field played only 18 of their scheduled 36 holes. The men played 27 holes on Monday.
The ladies shot a par 400 from 112 over to finish fourth. Tyler Junior College won the tag team title at 46 of 334. Mississippi College was second in women’s at 48 of 336, just two shots off the lead. Millsaps College placed third at 81 on the par 369. Murray State Community College was fifth at 113 on the par 401. Tyler’s Lucy Holbrough won the individual title after shooting an 8 on the par 80. She finished two shots ahead of two of her teammates, Madison Brown and Taylor-Rose Hubbard (10 of 82). Jenna Belton of Mississippi College also tied for second at 10 of 82.
The Gents shot a par 460 from 28 over to finish eight shots behind tournament champion Blinn College (par 452 from 20 over). Centenary shot a total of 24 over par 312 on Monday and a total of 4 over par 148 in the shortened second round (nine holes). Binn shot 21-over 309 on Monday, then 1-under 143 in the second round.
Blinn’s “B” team was third (33 of 465), Tyler Junior College was fourth, Louisiana Christian University was fifth, Murray State College was sixth, Millsaps was seventh, Jacksonville College was eighth, Belhaven ninth and Augustana College finished 10.and. Blinn’s Cameron Gray shot a par 110 from 2 of 110 to win the men’s individual title. Sophomore Ricky Blair (Bossier City, La.) had the Gents’ best finish as he shot a par 112 from 4 over to tie for fourth place. Blair shot a 6 of 78 in Monday’s first round.
On the women’s side, rookie Kiley Smith (Fort Worth, Texas) led the way for the ladies with a par 95 of 23 and to finish 17andsenior Abigail Hayes (Plano, Texas) finished 18th after going a par 98 from 26, second Madison Wing (Shreveport, La.) finished 21st after posting a par 102 from 30 over and senior Lindsay Strohm (McKinney, Texas) shot a par 105 from 33 over to finish 24and.
Smith earned her second straight top 20 after placing 13and last week at the Pinecrest Invitational. Hayes recorded his 11th career top 25 and has now done so in eight of his last nine tournaments. She finished in the top 25 of all five tournaments she entered last season. Wing and Strohm each ranked in the top 30 for the second week in a row.
Second centenarian Drew Bennett (Bossier City, La.) and junior Richard Polan (Brno, Czech Republic) each placed in the top 20. Bennett shot a 5-over 77 in the first round and a 3-over 39 in the second round. Polan rebounded from an 8 of 80 with a 2 of 38 in his final nine holes. Junior Devan Martin (Watson, La.) tied for 27and place after a 5-over par 77 first round and a 10-over 46 in the second round’s nine holes. Senior Harrison John (Lafayette, La.) tied for 36and place after an 18-over by 90 in the first round followed by a 1-over by 37. Rookie Tyler Jones (Stonewall, Louisiana) and senior Mitchell Lulich (New Orleans, Louisiana) each played individually. Jones shot a 149 and Lulich a total of 189 as Jones finished 51st and Lulich 52n/a.
Next up for the ladies is the MUW Invitational April 11-12 at Elm Lake Golf Course in Columbus, Mississippi. The gentlemen will be next in action April 4-5 at the Rhodes Spring Invitational at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millinton, Tennessee.
Check out the full women’s season schedule here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/wgolf/2021-22/releases/20210926ppx5sl
Check out the full men’s season schedule here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mgolf/2021-22/schedule