OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Weather cut short the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate hosted by the State of Tennessee on Tuesday at the 7,020-yard Hermitage Golf Club President’s Reserve golf course for the North Carolina A&T men’s golf team.
In two days, the teams completed 36 holes instead of the planned 54. Weather limited teams to 22 holes on Monday instead of 36. When teams returned to complete Rounds 2 and 3, they were only able to complete Round 2.
The Aggies finished the tournament in 11th place at 58 of 626. They shot a 313 in the second round after shooting a 313 in the first round.
Wright State won the tournament after shooting a 1-of-285 second round to shoot 9-of-577 for the tournament. Tennessee Tech trailed the Raiders in second place 13 of 581. UT-Martin (590), Belmont (591) and Murray State (592) rounded out the top 5.
Senior Xavier Williams had the lowest score for the Aggies. After shooting a 5 of 76, Williams came back and shot a 3 of 74. Despite his improvement, Williams went from a tie for 25th to 26th with an 8 of 150.
Williams was standing at 4-over when he approached the par-4, 17th. He birdied on the 17th for his first birdie of the round. He parried the next two holes before bogeying the par-5 No. 2 before closing his round with a birdie on the par-3 third.
Senior Diego Gonzalez shot 13 of 155 to finish with the Aggies’ second-lowest score. He finished tied for 41st place. He birdied that day at par-5 No. 2. On Tuesday, there was only one other birdie for the Aggies as a sophomore. Anthony FordJr. birdied the par-4, 16th.
Ford finished at 19 of 161. Sophomore Martin Gutierrez (165) and senior Diego Sanchez (165) also competed for the Aggies.
Wright State’s Tyler Goecke won the tournament with a 1-under 141. Tennessee Tech’s teammate Cole Corder and Bracton Womack finished second at 2-of-144. Stetson’s Truman Keppy and Belmont’s Evan Davis finished fourth square. at 3 out of 145.
The Aggies’ next tournament will be the Big South Conference Championship, April 20-23, at Ninety Six, SC