Lee Men Win Skyhawk Golf Classic

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The Lee men's golf team claimed its biggest prize ever in the 54-hole Skyhawk Classic at the Paris Landing State Park course on Tuesday.

Setting a school record with a 285-271-284 - 840 (-24) in the 54-hole event, the Flames won over host Tennessee Martin (874) by seven strokes. Murray State placed third (862), Southern Illinois fourth (864) and John A. Logan (866) rounded out the top five in the 16-team tourney.

"To win a (NCAA) Division I tournament against some very good teams is a credit to each of our players," said coach John Maupin.
"Our guys work very hard, and it paid off today. They took full advantage of a great opportunity and never backed down."

Junior Hunter Vest directed the charge. After a 69-67 on Monday, he came out sizzling again on Tuesday (68) and walked away with the medalist honors with his 204, 12-under par. Tyler Guy of UT-Martin was second, 206.

"Hunter played phenomenally this week," explained Maupin. "One of the few things missing from his resume was an individual victory, and he fixed that this week. I am very proud of a young man that has been so important to our program. It was a privilege to see him come through like he did today. I believe he set a new school record for individual total in the process."

Senior Matt Emery placed sixth and was 5-under par with his 73-67-71 - 211. Sophomore Taylor finished in a tie for 14th with rounds of 73-70-72 - 215. Freshman Adam Wright had a 71-67-78 - 216, while another freshman, Shea Sylvester carded a consistent 72-74-73- 219. Peyton Sliger played in the individual competition and totaled 76-71-78 - 225.

"It's been a great fall season to this point, and we are ready to turn our attention to one more (NCCAA National Tournament) in two weeks.

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