ANGOLA, Ind. – The Taylor men's golf team battled back during the afternoon round of the Crossroads League Championship after faltering out of the gate in the opening round of the 36-hole marathon.
Taylor posted a score of 311 in the first round with freshman Trey Turner leading the Trojans with a round of 77 while TU also got 78's from freshman Mitch Lamping and seniors Nate Scheibe and Tucker Fahlen while freshman Nick Waskom was the drop score with a 79. With an opening round 311 the Trojans were in seventh place as Indiana Wesleyan took the lead with a round of 296.
The Trojans played better in the second round of the day, firing a score of 302 as Scheibe and Fahlen led the way with rounds of 73 and 74, respectively. Turner added a round of 76 and Waskom carded a 79 for Taylor while Lamping was he TU drop score with an 81.
The Trojans were able to pass Huntington to move into sixth place and made up significant ground on Saint Francis. The leaders, however, continued to play well with Indiana Wesleyan carding a second-round 300 while Marian charged up the leaderboard with the low round of the day at even-par 288. Bethel posted a 296 in round two after an opening round 300 to finish in a three-way tie with IWU and Marian atop the leaderboard after 36 holes.
Scheibe (78-73) is the leading Trojan on the scoreboard in 12th place with Fahlen (78-74) next in a tie for 21st.
The Trojans will tee off in the final round on Tuesday morning with Lamping leading the way at 8:50 am. Fans can follow live scoring of the final round online and admission to watch the championship is free.