Dalton State Golf Opens Fall Season With Strong 2-Round Performance
Monday, September 9, 2019 - by Erik Simpson
Dalton State got off to a fast start in their first tournament of the Fall firing a two-round total of 567 (+7) to take the overnight lead by 22 strokes over (RV) Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) at (+29, 589).
(RV) Cumberland (Tenn.) (+32, 592) is in third, with #18 William Carey (Miss.) (+36, 596) in fourth. (RV) Holy Cross (Ind.) (+40, 600) rounds out the top-5.
Seniors Ben Rebne and Sport Allmond led the Roadrunners after the first round with Rebne holding the overall lead after a 4-under 66.
Allmond stood tied with teammate Matthew Cleary in fourth after rounds of 71 (+1).
Eli Hendricks and Zach Womack also had solid rounds that helped Dalton State complete a round of 281 (+1) for the team. Hendricks posted a 73 (+3), while Womack carded 76 (+6).
Allmond paced the team in scoring for Round 2 with a 70 (E) to moved up the leaderboard one spot and in a tie for third with Blake Vise of Holy Cross (Ind.) at 1-over. Rebne continued his strong play with a 71 (+1), but dropped back to second at 3-under after Callum Blinkhorn from Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) shot 66 (-4) to take the lead by one shot.
Womack and Hendricks improved the most after one trek of the course. Womack put a score of 72 (+2) on the board and climbed up to a tie for 15th, while Hendricks popped into the top-10 in 8th after another round of 73. Matthew Cleary remained in the top-10, but fell to sixth overall after a second round 73.
As a team, the Roadrunners recorded 16 birdies in Round 1 and 15 in Round 2. Individually, all five Birds in the field shot well below the course average of 79.13. The hardest holes on the course proved the be Nos. 4, 7, & 14 giving up a combined 19 birdies to the 100 players in the field. Two of those 19 were by Roadrunners as Allmond birdied No. 7 in the second round and Rebne birdied No. 4 in the first round.
The Roadrunners will tee it up again tomorrow, September 10 in the final round of the Memphis Shootout from TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.