Eagles round out Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate in eighth

Eagles round out Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate in eighth


SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Carson-Newman improved seven shots from day one to day two of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate to finish tied for eighth with a two-day total of 607.  The Eagles finished in front of conference mates Coker, Lenoir-Rhyne, Brevard and Catawba.

Carson-Newman head men's golf coach john Minor said the Eagles improved play from day one to day to can be attributed from playing good golf from the beginning of the round.

"We just had a better start today," Minor said. "We hit five great tee balls off of a very difficult first tee and we're able to continue on from there today."

Rafael Jackson (Rutledge, Tenn.) led the charge for the Eagles with a 72 (E) on day two.  He improved five strokes for the second round to finish at 149 (+5) for the tournament.  The finish was  good enough for a tie for 23rd

Fellow senior Jonathan Kim-Moss ended with a two-day 150 (+6) and in a tie for 29th

"They're working on developing leadership capabilities," Minor said of his two seniors. "We'll go as they go as they work on bringing this team along. We'll definitely get better."

Nicklaus Kennedy, Dalton Reese and Nathan Hodge rounded out the scoring for C-N as individuals with a 152 (+8), 156 (+12) and 165 (+21), respectively. 

The Eagles head to Kiawah Island for their next tournament in a week. 

Carson-Newman  307300  607   +31  t-8th

Rafael Jackson  7772  149   +5  t-23rd

Jonathan Kim-Moss  7674  150   +6  t-29th

Corey Bray#  7874  152   +8  t-44th

Nicklaus Kennedy  7874  152   +8  t-44th

Dalton Reese  7680  156   +12  t-57th

Nathan Hodge  7986  165   +21  t-87th

Rafael Carrillo#  8383  166   +22  89th