Dalton State Obliterates School Record In Victory At Canebrake

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - by Erik Simpson
Dalton State rounded back into form on Monday and Tuesday, smashing a school record in the process in winning the Carey Collegiate Classic at Canebrake Golf Club in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Roadrunners finished at (-19, 557), claiming the victory by 23-strokes over Meridian CC, (+4, 580).

NCAA Division II member Spring Hill College finished third at (+6, 582). Mississippi Gulf Coast, (+12, 588), finished fourth, followed by (RV) Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), (+15, 591), rounding out the Top-5.

1st Round
The Birds would be paced on the day by Sophomore Ben Rebne. Rebne would post 1-under, 71 on the day. He was followed by All-American S.M. Lee and Dalton Johnson, each firing an (E, 72).

All-American P.J. Shields and sophomore Sport Allmond both carded (+1, 73) on the afternoon, while Chase Jones carded (81) on the day as an individual. Dalton State would post (E, 288) as a team and sit alone in first place by one stroke over Spring Hill.

2nd Round
The Roadrunners would tear Canebrake to pieces on the second day of competition, breaking the school scoring record after firing a (-19, 269) to run away with the team title. Lee would lead Dalton State, blistering the course to the tune of 8-under, 64, and the individual medalist honors.

Fellow Roadrunners Rebne and Shields would join him in the Top-5 after rounds of (68) and (67) respectively. Johnson would notch a Top-10 finish in seventh after a round of (70).

Allmond finished right outside the Top-10 in 12th with a round of (72), while Cole improved by 10-strokes with a (71) to move up the leaderboard and record a 31st place finish as an individual.

"This is one of the more impressive weeks I have been a part of with this program," said DS Coach Ben Rickett. "We have had a couple of disappointing weeks leading up to this one where we hurt ourselves and this is how the team responded. They made today look very easy and it wasn't. We have a big week at Primm next week that we have to get ready for to end this difficult three-week stretch and I think we are ready for it."

The #3 Roadrunners will end their toughest stretch this season next week when they fly out to Primm Valley, Nev. for the Battle at Primm on March 19 & 20.

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