Phoenix comeback to win MSC Fall Classic
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Phoenix comeback to win MSC Fall Classic
Cumberland men's golf wins the MSC Fall Classic. ( Credit: MSC Officials)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-- Cumberland men's golf shot a 301 as a team to move up and win the Mid-South Conference Fall Classic. This is the men's first tournament win of the season to close out the fall.

The Phoenix fired a 301 in the final round to win the tournament with 888 total strokes which is their best three-round score of the season. Cumberland entered the day with a three-stroke deficit to Lindsey Wilson. The Phoenix ended up defeating Tennessee Southern and Lindsey Wilson by three strokes. Bethel finished the tournament in fourth place with a 904 and the University of the Cumberlands finished in fifth with a 909.

Tomi Acotto posted the highest placing for Cumberland by coming in sixth with an overall score of 220. Acotto posted a final-round score of 75 tallying two birdies on the day.

Cumberland sophomore Will Samuelsson posted the best round of the day for the Phoenix shooting a 74. Samuelsson finished the tournament in seventh place only one stroke behind Acotto.

Christian Lindgreen rounded up the tournament with a score of 223 after recording a 76 in the final round to stay put tied for eighth place. 

Domino Mollesand improved on his round two score by one stroke by shooting a 76 in round three. Mollesand finished the tournament tied for 14th after moving up one spot from day one.

Reece Gaddes recorded a 79 on day two to bring his individual total to 228 giving him a 20th place finish.

Seth Clayton and Andrew Lena competed in the tournament as individuals. Clayton shot a 79 in round three while Lena posted an 89 to finish the tournament.

Justin Johns from Tennessee Southern won the tournament individually with a 212 after coming into day two with a one-stroke lead. Janik Hawlitzky finished in second after posting a 73 in round three. Bethel University's Zac Douglas jumped five spots to finish the tournament in third with a 217 after shooting a 70 in the final round.

With this win, Cumberland earns points towards the Mid-South Conference regular-season championship. The Phoenix will be back on the links this spring looking to pick up where they left off this fall.

 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

6. Tomi Acotto - 74-71-75 = 220 (+4)
7. Will Samuelsson - 74-73-74 = 221 (+5)
t8. Christian Lindgreen - 73-74-76 = 223 (+7)
t14. Domino Mollesand - 73-77-76 = 226(+10)
20. Reece Gaddes - 73-76-79 = 228 (+12)
t34. Seth Clayton* - 78-77-79 = 234 (+18)
67. Andrew Lena *- 86-83-89 = 258 (+42)

*indicates playing as an individual

 

TEAM RESULTS
1. Cumberland Univ. - 293-294-301 = 888
2. Tennessee Southern - 304-294-293 = 891
3. Lindsey Wilson College - 295-289-307 = 891
4. Bethel University - 303-303-298 = 904
5. Univ. of the Cumberlands - 305-299-305 = 909
6. Thomas More University - 311-310-297 = 918
7. Campbellsville University - 310-300-312 = 922
8. University of Pikeville - 308-308-307 = 923
9. Georgetown College - 311-307-317 = 935
10. Shawnee State University - 308-311-319 = 938
11. Freed-Hardeman University - 324-311-306 = 941