Men place eighth in Big Blue

Photo Courtesy of Dave Winder
Sophomore Matthew Zakutney, from Paducah, Ky., sends the ball into hole nine.Photo Courtesy of Dave Winder Sophomore Matthew Zakutney, from Paducah, Ky., sends the ball into hole nine.
Photo Courtesy of Dave Winder Sophomore Matthew Zakutney, from Paducah, Ky., sends the ball into hole nine.

Photo Courtesy of Dave Winder
Sophomore Matthew Zakutney, from Paducah, Ky., sends the ball into hole nine.

The Racers placed eighth of 13 in Tennessee State’s Big Blue Intercollegiate April 13-14 at the Hermitage Golf Club Presidents Reserve in Old Hickory, Tenn.

Junior Brock Simmons carded the best finish in his collegiate career with a 13th place finish in the field of 75 competitors.

Scoring a two-under-par 214, Simmons led the Racers’ other participants: senior Jordan Smith in 27th, juniors Preston French, Jared Gosser, Duncan McCormick and Matthew Zakutney in 34th, 38th,43rd and 53rd respectively, and sophomore Myles Morrissey in 58th.

OVC competitor Tennessee Tech took home both the medalist and championship title. Belmont, UT Martin and Morehead State carded scores just 12, 6 and 4 strokes lower than the Racers’ overall 871 while Tennessee State totaled out conference play with 887.

The Racers will travel to Muscle Shoals, Ala., to battle for the OVC Tournament title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament April 24-26.

Staff report