Men’s golf team faces Emmanuel Lions in Georgia Tournament

The BJU intercollegiate golf team competed in its second tournament on Monday and Tuesday, this time at the Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, Ga. The Bruins were matched against star player Joel Sawyer and the Emmanuel College Lions, who had just teed off their season in Kentucky at the Bill Sergent Invitational. Sawyer was coming off a 69 and an All-tournament performance.

Junior Clay Wiginton and freshman Micah Gold led the way for Bruins golf on Monday, shooting a 74 apiece, and freshman Zeier Fleming scored a 77, while sophomore Paiton Wiginton added an 85.

But the men were unable to repeat their scores from Monday when competition opened on Tuesday morning. “We were happy with Monday overall,” Clay Wiginton said. “But Tuesday was a struggle.”

Gusty winds added to that struggle as the golf team tried to maintain consistency.
“We definitely played better on Monday. We shot about 12 strokes higher than our previous week’s high score,” said Clay Wiginton, who topped the Bruins’ card on Tuesday with a 77. “We have some positive things to take into our tournament on Friday.”

The tournament, hosted by Hiwassee College, is currently underway at the Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville, Tenn.