Clayton State Men Win Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate

clayton golfSevierville, TN – The Clayton State men’s golf team opened the season with an
impressive performance, winning the 18-team Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate in
Sevierville, TN.

After shooting a 2-under par 286 in the opening round Monday, the Lakers shot a two-over par 292
today to capture the team title. The Lakers won by seven shots over Queens, who
finished with rounds of 294 and 291. Lee University and North Georgia tied for
third, followed by Limestone rounding out the top five.

The Lakers were led by a pair of players, competing in their first collegiate tournament. Freshman Patrick Kim tied for second in the event with a 2-under par score of 142 on the 7,034-yard course. He
fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round. Lee’s Matt Emory was the low medalist
at 3-under par (70-71).

Redshirt sophomore Keith Egan, who shot a 69 on Monday, followed up his impressive debut with a 74 on Tuesday, tying for fifth in the tournament.

Clayton State senior Fredrik Lindblom posted the team’s third best score, finishing tied for seventh after rounds of 71 and 73. Senior Tyson Beaupre rounded out the scoring for Clayton State tying for 23rd after rounds of 73 and 76. Junior Ryan Haskell finished 78th with rounds of 78 and 83.

Clayton State will return to action later this month, playing in the AFLAC-Cougar Invitational at the Columbus Country Club. The tournament hosted by Columbus State tees off September

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