INDIANAPOLIS – Sophomore Jack Berger shot a team-best score of 145 to lead the Transylvania men's golf team to a first-place finish at Saturday and Sunday's Dick Park Invitational at the Fort Golf Resort.
Berger had a career performance, shooting a one-over par 73 in a first round that mostly elapsed Saturday. After the final few holes were halted due to darkness on Saturday, team reconvened Sunday morning to wrap up round one before heading back onto the links to complete the full second round.
Berger came back in the afternoon to fire an even 72 to yield the two-day score of 145, good for a share of second place.
Senior Clay Church came charging in second among the Transylvania field to shoot a two-round 152, to finish in a tie for ninth on the individual leaderboard.
Junior Blake Young shot a 155 to finish in a tie for 13th, while senior Carson Wattenbarger carded a 156. Wattenbarger was matched by sophomore Harrison Lane, who compiled a 156, placing both in a tie for 17th on the leaderboard.
The low marks yielded a team score of 606, placing the Pioneers six strokes ahead of second place and tournament host Franklin College. The field comprised 14 teams, including nine from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Pioneers head to Tunica National next weekend to compete in the Rhodes Invitational. Round one is scheduled for September 17 from Robinsonville, Mississippi.
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