SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Taylor men's golf team posted its best round of the spring season on the final day of the NAIA Classic on Tuesday as the Trojans fired a score of 302 at the beautiful Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Taylor's freshman trio paced TU during the final round as Mitch Lamping carded a round 73 (+1), Nick Waskom added a 74 (+2) and Trey Turner finished at 77 (+5). Taylor also got a 78 (+6) from junior Stefan Fahlen while the Trojans dropped a 79 (+7) from senior Nate Scheibe.
Waskom led the Trojans for the tournament with a two-day total of 150 (+6) to finish in a tie for 15th in the 93-player field. Lamping was next at 157 (+13) in a tie for 40th while Scheibe finished a tie for 51st place at 159 (+15).
The Trojans carved 22 shots of their first round score of 324 and managed to climb one spot in the team standings to finish in 14th place with a two-day total of 626 (+50). TU's second round score of 302 was the seventh best round of the day on the 7,180-yard, par-72 layout and was better than all four other Crossroads League teams in the event.
Mount Mercy (RV) posted an impressive final round score of 290 to climb from seventh place and take the victory with a two-round total of 598 (+22). Cardinal Stritch finished one shot behind Mount Mercy at 599 to finish in second place while the Wolves Dylan MacQueen claimed the individual medalist honors with a two-day total of 141 (-3).
The Trojans return to action this weekend when TU travels to Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Ind., for the Battle of Blackthorn hosted by Bethel College. Friday's first round is slated to begin at noon.