Scots Golf Qualifies for USA South Tournament

Alan Craig (Photo credit: Chris Cannon/Maryville College)
Alan Craig (Photo credit: Chris Cannon/Maryville College)

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's golf team has qualified for the USA South Tournament, announced the conference on Wednesday afternoon. The tournament will take place at Highland Country Club in LaGrange, Ga., from April 13-15.

The Scots finished the regular season ranked No. 146 in GolfStat that placed them inside the top nine league-ranked teams to qualify for the tournament. Covenant will be making its second-ever appearance in the tournament field, and the first since 2014.

Covenant is led statistically by sophomore Marshall Kent and freshman Nathan Hawkins. Kent has two top-five finishes this year and has a round average of 79.81, while Hawkins also has a pair of top-five finishes. Hawkins posted a season and career-best 74 in Tuesday's round at Maryville.

No. 1-ranked Huntingdon leads the field at the tournament. Methodist is the defending champions after winning the event by 32 strokes last year in Rocky Mount, N.C. 

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