Dalton State Golf Wins Memphis Shootout
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Dalton State posted a three-round total of 858 (+18) to win the Memphis Shootout by 26 strokes over runner-up (RV) Cumberland (Tenn.) (884, +44) at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. on Tuesday.
#18 William Carey (Miss.) (+47, 887) came home third and tied the Roadrunners for the round of the day, a 291 (+11). (RV) Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (+55, 895) finished in fourth, with (RV) Holy Cross (Ind.) (+56, 896) in fifth.
Ben Rebne (206, -4) took home the individual medalist title, his first win of the season and the fourth of his career.
Rebne was one of only three other players to finish even-par or better. Blake Vise of Holy Cross (Ind.) (208, -2) and Callum Blinkhorn of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (210, E) were the other.
Three other Roadrunners finished the tournament in the top-10 overall. In fifth was Sport Allmond (215, +5) with his eighth career top-5 finish. Matthew Cleary (219, +9) followed in ninth, while Eli Hendricks (220, +10) tied for 10th with Camden Dal Corobbo of Holy Cross (Ind.)
Just behind his teammates in 14th was Zach Womack (222, +12). It was a solid start to the year for the sophomore after his freshman campaign that saw him place in the top-10 four times in eight events.
Freshman Tucker Windham got some work in on the course as well with a (+26, 236) playing as an individual. He would wind up in a tie for 45th overall with five other golfers.
The toughest stretch on the day was the beginning of the back 9 with Nos. 10-13 and No. 15 ranking as the five hardest holes. The Roadrunners played it the best out of the top-5 teams at (+6).
By comparison, runner-up Cumberland (Tenn.) was (+14) for an eight-shot swing. The team closest to Dalton State through the run of holes was William Carey at (+8).
Coach Ben Rickett said, "It's a nice way to start the season. This was the first time that we have seen the course and the first day we did a really good job to separate ourselves from the field. Today (Tuesday) was not our best, but we salvaged something out of it.
"it was good to see Ben get his fourth career win and put three good rounds together.
"Lots of good things but as always, we have some cleaning up to do before we head to Tampa in a few weeks."
The #12-ranked Roadrunners gets two weeks off before they head to Palm Harbor, Fla. to compete in the USCB Innisbrook Invitational at Innisbrook Golf Club on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.