Men’s golf places two among top 20 individuals at Transy Fall Invite

Graham Sherard

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two Earlham College men's golfers finished among the top 20 individuals with ties highlight the weekend's results at the 2019 Transylvania Fall Invitational at the University Club of Kentucky, which concluded Sunday.

Jared Stone was tied for among a group of four golfers tied for 12th overall with a five-over 221, after carding a 73 in Sunday's final round. He posted a 75 in round two.

Graham Sherard was three strokes back with an eight-over 224, and was among a gaggle of seven golfers tied for 19th. Sherard fired a 72 in the third round to add to the pair of 76s that he carded in Saturday's first and second rounds.

Garrett Schuler shot an 81 on Sunday and completed the 54-hole tournament with a 233 (+17) and was tied for 61st in the field, while Jared Birr was 77th overall after posting an 84 on Sunday to complete the tourney with a 242 (+26). Brevin Smith fired an 85 in the final round and was 86th overall with a 250 (+34).

As a team, Earlham was 13th out of 16 squads in a tough field at the Transy Fall Invite, which included two squads that finished the 2018-19 season ranked among the top 25 in the GolfStat rankings. The Quakers carded a 310 (+22) on Sunday with a score of 920 over 54 holes, ahead of three of the other four HCAC teams in the tournament.

Wittenberg University, ranked fifth in GolfStat at the end of last season, won the tournament with an 870 (+6), seven strokes ahead of Greensboro College with an 877 (+13).

Piedmont College's Matthew Leemann took medalist honors with a three-round total of 212 (-4), two strokes ahead of Wittenberg's Cameron Willis.

Earlham men's golf returns to the course next weekend when it heads to Franklin College to compete in the Dick Park Memorial Invitational.