Ole Miss Men’s Golf places fifth at the Grove Intercollegiate

Posted on Oct 10 2018 - 5:50am by Mack Gordon

The Ole Miss Men’s Golf team traveled to Nashville to compete in the Intercollegiate at The Grove, finishing fifth with a final score of 870(+6). The Rebels’ performance in Nashville comes after a fourth place finish in the Marquette Intercollegiate last week.

Ole Miss fired an opening round 284(-4) to put them in T2 and only one shot out of the lead held by Kennesaw State. The Rebels were led by Beau Briggs, who opened with a 67(-5) to put himself in a tie for first place after one round of action. Freshman Sarut Vongchaisit made his Ole Miss Golf debut with an opening round 69(-3), placing himself in T4. Cecil Wegener also shot an opening round 69(-3) and Charlie Miller found himself in the top 10, opening with a 70(-2).

Braden Thornberry chips the ball out of a bunker at a tournament last season. Photo by Josh McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

“It was a good start today,” head coach Chris Malloy said to olemisssports.com following the first round. “I was really happy to see our guys step up on the one day that Braden (Thornberry) struggled. That’s what makes championship teams, so I was certainly happy to see that today.”

Ole Miss started off hot but struggled down the stretch in round two, shooting a team total of 293(+5). Beau Briggs and Sarut Vongchaisit both remained in the top 10 of the individual leaderboard with 71’s(-1). Jack Gnam had the lowest round of the day for Ole Miss, with a 70(-2).

“Certainly not our best day today as a team,” Malloy said to olemisssports.com following the Rebels second round. “We just looked a little sloppy and didn’t have anyone get hot to save us like we usually do.”

Ole Miss shot another team total of 293(+5) in the final round, finishing the tournament with a total of 870(284-293-293=+6). The Rebels jumped one spot on the final day to finish 5th in the Intercollegiate at The Grove. Beau Briggs led Ole Miss with a final round 71(-1).

Cecil Wegener finished the tourney with a final round 72(E). Charlie Miller shot a final round 73(+1), Josh Seiple and Jackson Suber both shot final round 74(+2).

The Rebels will be off for a couple weeks before finishing the fall portion of the schedule with a trip to Hawaii. Ole Miss will compete in the Warrior Princeville Invitational Oct. 28-30 in Kauai, Hawaii. Following the trip to Hawaii, Ole Miss will be off until February 24, when the team competes in the USF-Ole Miss challenge at Belleair Country Club in Clearwater Beach, Florida.