Georgetown hosted the MSC Fall golf tournament Monday and Tuesday. The Tiger men rallied from third to first, while the women finished eighth overall. Tuesday was a day filled with a rain and lightning delay that took nearly two hours to wait out, but it was worth it for GC men.
No amount of rain or lightning was going to dampen Connor Danis’ birthday, just delay the big celebration. A senior on the men’s Georgetown College golf team helped the Tigers remain steady through two delays of almost two hours. GC rallied from third place after day one for a huge victory in the Mid-South Conference fall meet.
“This lets us know and gives us confidence inside our conference,” said Conor Taylor. “It was awesome the way our team came together through the challenges and handled the day better than the rest of the teams. This is our step one in the conference toward an NAIA championship.
“Not to mention a great birthday present for Chip (Danis).”
Drake Stepter led the way for the Tigers with a fourth place finish. Kaleb Lester joined him on the all-tournament team, finishing tied for fifth and winning a scorecard playoff.
Danis and Taylor tied for 11th to round out the scoring members for the two-day event.
“Conor Taylor really turned it on in the crazy situation,” said GC coach Austin Sparks. “He carded a 73 today, trimming two from his round on Monday. Those two strokes were huge as we edged second-place finisher Lindsey Wilson College by two.
“Today was insane with the delays and the conditions on the course, but I’m proud of the way all my guys stayed focused and turned in nothing above a 75. Winning the fall conference championship is pretty special and hopefully will set the tone for the rest of our season. We have big goals this year and I know they can do it, but I think now they know they can too.”
Georgetown opened the day three strokes behind University of the Cumberlands and two behind LWC. The Tigers shot a two-day total of 585, besting other conference foes such as Cumberland University, Shawnee State University and University of Pikeville. Non-MSC teams in the battle were Midway University, Milligan College and Asbury University.
GC has a week off before traveling to Lemont, Ill. for the Flyer Intercollegiate Tournament.
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