Williams cards two rounds of 72, tied for fifth at Skyhawk Classic
Monday, October 2, 2017
Williams cards two rounds of 72, tied for fifth at Skyhawk Classic
Senior Austin Williams shot 72-72=144, tying to fifth after 36 holes on Monday at the Skyhawk Classic. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Austin Williams carded a pair of even-par rounds of 72 and is tied for fifth at the Skyhawk Classic on Monday at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tenn.

Williams is tied with Lindsey Wilson’s Rasmus Lind and UT Martin’s Hunter Richardson, six strokes behind John A. Logan College’s Brian Whitson, who fired rounds of 70 and 68 for a two-shot lead over Murray State’s Avery Edwards. Williams was the only Phoenix player to shoot a round at even par or better on Monday.

Senior Zach Polston posted scores of 75-79 and is tied for 40th with a two-round total of 154. The Lafayette, Tenn., native is just five shots from the Top 25.

Junior Garrett Daniel and freshman Reece Gaddes are tied for 49th overall. Daniel recorded rounds of 72-84 while Gaddes collected scores of 81-75 for a two-round total of 156. Sophomore Jacob Nolen carded rounds of 85-80=165, coming in 70th after the first 36 holes.

Cumberland shot 310 as a team on the first 18 holes but came back with a team score of 300 in the second 18 on Monday, moving up two spots to eighth heading into the final round on Tuesday. UT Martin holds the overall lead by two strokes over Murray State and seven in front of John A. Logan College.

t5. Austin Williams – 72-72=144
t40. Zach Polston – 75-79=154
t49. Garrett Daniel – 82-74=156
t49. Reece Gaddes – 81-75=156
70. Jacob Nolen – 85-80=165

1. UT Martin – 290-287=577
2. Murray State – 290-289=579
3. John A. Logan College – 294-290=584
4. Incarnate Word – 303-290=593
5. Lindsey Wilson – 297-297=594
6. Tennessee State – 299-298=597
7. Alabama State 300-301=601
8. Cumberland University – 310-300=610
t9. Missouri Baptist – 305-306=611
t9. Rend Lake College – 302-309=611
11. Union University – 318-305=623
12. Bethel University – 321-318=639