Men’s Golf Place 19th at O’Briant-Jensen Memorial

Mylan Brewer, Sports Writer •

The Emory & Henry College Men’s Golf Team finished 19 out of 20 competing teams after 36 holes at the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial.

The annual event is hosted by Guilford College at the Sedgefield Country Club’s Dye Course. The field is the strongest seen by E&H since reviving its program with six of the top 20 NCAA Division III programs in attendance.

Sophomore Carlos Andrade tied for 26th after carding a four-over par 75 on Monday. Andrade feels like he can be a leader by showing experience. “ I feel like I am helping the freshmen. We don’t have any seniors and only one junior, so it’s up to the sophomores with experience from last year to guide the freshmen.” Andrade says, “When I’m focused I can shoot good scores and my game is on point.” Andrade added he would like to win a tournament and try to win the title of first team all conference again. “It would be awesome, replied Andrade.”

Freshman Blake Benson carded a +7 (78) and is tied for 54th overall. Junior Wes Blaylock shot an 82 (+11) to
tie for 84th. Sophomore Ben Owen and freshman Wesley Jones registered scores of 86 and 92 in Monday’s round one.

When asked how Owen was contributing by giving his very best. “ I’m personally helping the team by trying my hardest to be a leader for the new guys.” Owen feels like he can improve that by being a better role model or how he handles a situation on the golf course. Owen stated, “my main goal like everyone else’s is to win a tournament.”

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