Men's Golf Finishes Tied For Fifth At 2017 Wofford Invitational

Men's Golf Finishes Tied For Fifth At 2017 Wofford Invitational

Final Results  |  @GWUGolf

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Gardner-Webb finished the 2017 Wofford Invitational with a two-day score of 578, finishing in a tie for fifth with Austin Peay Tuesday afternoon at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

The 6,648-yard course hosted the two-day event, with Monday's action cut short due to bad weather. The teams picked up their first round action early Tuesday morning, and played the final 18 holes later in the day.

Radford and medalist Myles Creighton took home the trophy on Tuesday. Gardner-Webb won the 2016 event.

Aaron Thomas (71-70-141) finished at three-under par for the tournament to pull into a tie for 10th by the end of Tuesday's action. He holed out five birdies on Tuesday, including two on the final four holes of the day. Three of his five birdies came on Par 5 holes.

Thomas carded a 70 on Tuesday, which was the best round of the tournament for Gardner-Webb's contingent.

Vincent Blanchette (72-72-144) finished at even par for the tournament to take 19th. Blanchette had four birdies on Tuesday, and finished the first five holes a two-under par. After a rough stretch early on the back nine, Blanchette birdied the 17th to pull back to even par.

Chris Jones (71-76-147) finished tied for 32nd, Steffen Smith (78-71-149) finished in a tie for 41st and Jonathan Henry (75-78-153) took 57th for the Runnin' Bulldogs.

Gardner-Webb finished two strokes behind host Wofford and nine behind third-place George Mason.

The Runnin' Bulldogs will play in the 2017 Gary Koch Invitational on April 10-11 in Gastonia, N.C., before turning their attention to the 2017 Big South Championships in Ninety Six, S.C. (April 22-25).