PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Covenant men's golf senior Nathan Hawkins finished in a tie for seventh overall as the Scots placed sixth at the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate on Monday in Pine Mountain.
The two-day tournament was squeezed into a single day because of weather concerns. Instead of playing 18 holes each day, the seven-team field worked in all 36 holes on Monday.
Hawkins began the tournament with an 80 in the first round on Monday morning, but rebounded in the final round with a 1-under par, 71. The senior carded three birdies in the final round and his 71 was a season-best for any Scot this year. Hawkins' 36-hole score of 151 put him in a tie for seventh with Connor Bruce of Huntingdon.
The top-10 finish for Hawkins was his second of the year and eighth of the lefty's career. The eight career top-10 finishes for Hawkins is tied for third all-time in program history, and just one shy of the record.
LaGrange's Sam Rogers was the tournament medalist after posting a 143 (71-72). LaGrange also won the team title with a 597 (295-302).
As a team, Covenant posted a 634 (318-316) for the tournament.
Will DeMersseman finished in a tie for 17th in the field with a 156 (79-77) as he registered three birdies in the tournament. Crawford Collett led the Scots in the opening round with his 75 and the sophomore posted an 83 in the final round for a 158 and a 20th place finish. Isaac Duncan had an 84 in the first round and finished with a 171 (84-87), while John Livingston improved in the final round with an 85 after an 88 in the opening round.
Covenant will travel to Montgomery, Ala., for the Wynlakes Invitational on March 30-31.
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