Womack surges for top-five finish, Golden Eagles finish ninth at Wofford Invitational

Womack surges for top-five finish, Golden Eagles finish ninth at Wofford Invitational

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team concluded play at the Wofford Invitational Tuesday afternoon, ranking ninth on the final leaderboard out of a total of 16 teams in contention at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

The Golden Eagles fired off a third-round 295, accounting for an overall tally of 886 for the two-day event. Furman captured the tournament title in dominant fashion, shooting 25-under as a team to win by 27 shots.

The highlight of the event for the purple and gold was the play of sophomore Bracton Womack, who fired his second consecutive, 4-under 68. The inspired performance tied the youngster for third among the 88 golfers in contention, cementing an All-Tournament honor and his second top-three finish in three weeks.

Womack carded a 5-under 211 for the week, capturing a 75 in the first round before turning in the back-to-back 68s. It marked the first time in his career he notched two, sub-70, single-round scores in the same event.

Next among the Tech participants was fellow sophomore Will Brooks, who tied for 31st with a 221. The Cookeville native captured rounds of 74, 72 and 75 for the week, coming in five shots above par. Senior Matthew Giles tied for 49th after putting together a 226 (74-75-77).

Junior Cameron Yeary concluded his efforts in Spartanburg with scores of 75, 78 and 80, accounting for a 233. Rounding out the lineup was freshman Bryce Beeler. The rookie shaved seven strokes off his second-round 82, carding a 3-over 75 on Tuesday to finish with a 237.

The Golden Eagles will return to the links Monday, Apr. 8 to kick off the two-day Big Blue Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee State at The Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory.

Top 5 Teams:
1.    Furman    839    -25
2.   Austin Peay   866   +2
3.   Radford   867   +3
4.   USC Upstate   871   +7
T5.   Gardner-Webb   873   +9
T5.   Belmont   873   +9
9.   Tennessee Tech   886   +22


Leaderboard (88 Golfers)
1.   Jack Crosby (Furman)   65-70-68=203   -13
T3.   Bracton Womack   75-68-68=211   -5
T31.   Will Brooks   74-72-75=221   +5
T49.   Matthew Giles   74-75-77=226   +10
T74.   Cameron Yeary   75-78-80=233   +17
T81.   Bryce Beeler    80-82-75=237   +21

Photo by Thomas Corhern