LOUDON, Tenn. – The Taylor men's golf team showed marked improvement during the final round of the Tennessee River Rumble on Tuesday at Tennessee National Golf Club.
All six Trojans competing in the tournament improved their upon their score from Monday's first round as TU dropped its team score by 14 shots and climbed two spots on the leaderboard during the final round.
Freshman Mitch Lamping hit 14 greens in regulation en route to a 3-over par 75 on Tuesday to lead a trio of Trojans in the 70's. Lamping finished with a two-day total of 156 (81-75) to finish in a tie for 23rd place in the 84-player field. Freshman Trey Turner was the only TU player to log two sub-80 rounds on the 7,163-yard, par-72 layout, carding a final round 78 for a two-day total of 157 (79-78) to finish in a tie for 25th.
Freshman Nick Waskom added a score of 79 on Tuesday to finish with a total of 162 (83-79) while sophomore Jordan Hall fired an 81 for a tournament total of 165 (84-81). Sophomore Seth Neal shaved eight shots off his opening round score to card a final round 84 while senior Nate Scheibe added a 79 during the final round to finish with a total of 159 (80-79) to finish in a tie for 35th playing as an individual.
The Trojans finished tenth in the 15-team field that featured mostly NCAA Division II teams. Taylor will now head to Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., for the remainder of spring break before returning to action on Monday, April 13th at the NAIA Classic at Brickyard Crossing in Indianapolis.