W&L Men's Golf Finishes Sixth at the Bedwell Memorial

ROME, Ga. – The Washington and Lee golf team finished sixth out of nine teams at the George H. Bedwell Memorial Tournament hosted by Berry College at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome, Ga., on Monday and Tuesday. 

The Generals finished with a 302-309—611, 33 strokes behind the team champion, Cumberlands (290-288—578).  Walters State (295-294—589) finished second, followed by Lindsey Wilson (296-303—599), Shorter (298-303—601), Berry (299-302—601), W&L, Young Harris (304-309—613), Talladega (309-307—616) and Hiwassee (372-382—754).

Cumberlands' Matt Walton was the individual champion, shooting a -1 score of 70-71—141.  Sophomore Patrick Clossin (Ooltewah, Tenn. / McCallie School) and first-year Teddy Corcoran (Rochester, N.Y. / Brighton) led the Generals, tying for 21st overall.  Clossin shot 72-78—150, while Corcoran shot 74-76—150.

Junior Mark Sowinski (Greensboro, N.C. / Bishop McGuinness) carded a 78-75—153 to tie for 27th, while sophomore Joey Manzinger (Baden, Pa./Sewickley Academy) tied for 39th with a 78-80—158.  First-year Festus Turlington (Clinton, N.C. / Clinton) notched an 83-84—167 to tie for 51st, while junior Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y. / Amherst Central) competed as an individual, placing 34th out of the 61 competitors with a 75-81—156.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Sunday when it competes in the first round of the ODAC Championship at the Bay Creek Golf Club in Cape Charles, Va.

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