By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information Coordinator
JONESBORO, Ark. - The Tennessee Tech men's golf team held on for a tie for 11th place at the Red Wolf Intercollegiate at RidgePointe Country Club Tuesday afternoon, holding off a late surge by Northern Iowa while catching the University of New Orleans for the tie.
The Tech squad was led by sophomore Bryce Kendrick, who tied for 22nd out of over 100 participants after carding a final round score of 73. He finished the event with a 224 after first and second rounds of 76 and 75. He also helped Tech to a total three-round score of 910 for the tournament.
Close behind his teammate was fellow sophomore Mitch Thomas, who wrapped up play with a 75 for a 228 overall. Thomas tied for 35th in the tournament after first and second rounds of 77 and 76, respectively.
Another sophomore, Adam Cunningham, finished third on the Tech squad with a 232. The Cookeville native tied for 59th after scoring rounds of 79, 76, and 77 in the event.
Two juniors wrapped up the event for the Golden Eagles as Mason Griffin recovered from a tough round two on Monday to shoot a total of 233 and Lee Whitehead finished with a 235. Griffin scored 74 and 83 on the first day of action and rebounded nicely with a 76 in the third round on Tuesday. Whitehead finished with 80s in his final two rounds.
The Tech squad will get one more tune up before the Ohio Valley Conference Championships as the Golden Eagles will head to the UK Bluegrass Invitational hosted by Kentucky this Saturday.