A group of 23 current and former Murray State men’s golf players competed over the weekend at the 81st Irvin Cobb Championship at Paxton Park Golf Course in Paducah, Kentucky.
 
Among current Racers was Gabe Wheeler who placed third with scores of 72-69=141, while Lance Davis (74-73=147) and Avery Edwards (75-72=147) shared eighth place. Justin Wendling turned in a 10th place showing on scores of 75-74=149. Quinn Eaton (76-74=150) and Austin Knight (75-75=150) shared 11th place, while Rhett Cardwell (71-81=152) placed 13th. Cole Manion (77-79=156) finished 17th.
 
Chris Griffin, who played on the Racers’ last Ohio Valley Conference championship team in 2010 placed third with scores of 72-69=141.
 
The Racers had five former players in the Cobb Championship professional field, led by recently departed senior Matthew Zakutney who just finished up in May. In his pro debut, Zakutney was a third place finisher on scores of 67-70=137. Cameron Carrico (71-67=138) and Nick Newcomb, who also played on the Racers’ 2010 OVC title team, shared fourth place.
 
 
2017 Irvin Cobb Championship
July 16, 2017
Final Scores
Paxton Park GC – Murray, KY
 
Murray State Players
Amateurs
3rd  (F)  Griffin, Chris  72 69 141 
3rd  (C)  Wheeler, Gabe  72 69 141
4th  (F)  Rhodes, Joshua  72 71 143 
7th  (F)  Price, Grant  73 73 146 
8th  (C)  Davis, Lance  74 73 147 
8th  (C)  Edwards, Avery  75 72 147 
8th  (F)  Winder, Matthew  75 72 147 
8th  (F)  York, Hunter  73 74 147 
10th  (C)  Wendling, Justin  75 74 149
11th  (C)  Eaton, Quinn  76 74 150
11th  (C)  Knight, Austin  75 75 150
12th  (F)   Frazier, Jamie  75 76 151
13th  (C)  Cardwell, Rhett  71 81 152
13th  (F)  Henson, Brian  79 73 152
15th  (F)  Scholl, Joseph  77 77 154
15th  (F)  Wilson, Chris  77 77 154
17th  (C)  Manion, Cole  77 79 156
19th  (F) Taylor, Daniel  80 78 158
(C) Current MSU players
(F) Former MSU players
 
Professionals
3rd    (P)  Zakutney, Matthew 67 70 137 
4th    (P)  Carrico, Cameron  71 67 138 
4th    (P)  Newcomb, Nick     68 70 138 
8th    (P)  Mitchell, Andrew  71 71 142 
13th   (P)  McCormick, Duncan 71 78 149
Dave Winder

Murray State 

​State University​
Department of Athletics
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