Bruins host first golf tournament, claim second to close season

The Bruins men’s and women’s golf teams each placed second out of a field of three at BJU’s first hosted tournament at Green Valley Country Club in Greenville.

As BJU competed against Bryan College and Trinity Baptist College, Bryan College edged the Bruins men by a total score of 315 to 311.

While the Bruins won only one tournament in the fall season, they look to take advantage of the added experience heading into the spring season.

Head Coach Denny Scott mentioned that the team is looking to increase overall consistency headed into the next calendar year.

Clay Wiginton recorded the best round out of all the participants at the tournament and received the medalist award. Wiginton and Micah Gold led the Bruins men with excellent scores, and freshman Jeremiah Heath shot a career best of 79. Behind them, however, there was a drop in scores, and that is where the Bruins should look to improve.

“We are looking to break a total score of 300, which means we need to break 75 with four golfers,” Scott said.

Coach Scott believes his team possesses the talent, and that the team needs to develop that talent in order for the results to show.

Scott was pleased with the quality and professionalism of the tournament, especially with it being the first tournament hosted by this young golf program. “It is hard to start a golf tournament,” he said. “To get a good course and colleges to commit to participating the first year is difficult, so it was a definite success.”

The clear fall day was perfect for golf, and every aspect of the tournament seemed to run as smoothly as possible. The Bruins look to carry the momentum and experience they gained from this tournament into the spring season.