Falcons win Full Moon Invitational title

FROM STAFF REPORTS

CALERA – The University of Montevallo men’s golf team opened its season with a team championship at the Full Moon Invitational at Timberline Golf Club.

The Falcons collectively carded a score of 284 in the final round Sept. 18, which gave Montevallo a 13-stroke victory over the University of West Georgia in the seven team tournament with a total 567 strokes.

Junior Connor Godsey captured the individual title after shooting a 5-under par 66 in the final round, which gave him a three-stroke victory in individual standings with a two-day total of 6-under par 136.

Teammate Dalton Skinner, a freshman, shot an even par 71 in the second round and finished second overall in individual standings with a tournament-total 3-under par 139.

Micah Jett, playing on the Falcons’ second entry in the tournament, finished in a tie for fifth place in individual standings with his two-day total of 2-over par 144. Jett shot a 2-under par 69 in the final round.

Godsey, Skinner and Jett each made the All-Tournament team.

“I am very proud of all of the guys,” said Montevallo coach Justin Pratt. “We have a team with depth and any player at any time can be a contributor. We have gotten the year off to a great start and if everyone stays focused on getting better individually we will keep improving as a team.”

Senior Austin Murphey shot a 1-over par 72 in the final round, which gave him a two-day total of 3-over par 145 and placed him in a tie for eighth overall in individual standings. Fellow senior Andrew Lowery carded a 4-over par 75 in the final round and finished in a tie for 13th overall in individual standings with a two-day total of 5-over par 147.

Freshman Jordan Campbell rounded out the group of golfers on the Falcons’ title team with a 6-over par 77 in the final round, which gave him a two-day total of 12-over par 154 and placed him in a tie for 27th in individual standings.

Montevallo’s second team in the Invitational, which was led by Jett, finished seventh in team standings.

Freshman Daniel Schroder shot a 7-over par 78 in the final round and finished with a two-day total of 9-over par 151, placing him in a tie for 22nd overall in individual standings with teammate Andres Morales, a sophomore who shot a 2-over par 74 in the final round.

Freshman Juan Noce, who shot a 5-over par 76 in the final round, finished in a tie for 30th overall with his two-day tally of 14-over par 156. Junior Sindre Rambjoer fired a 6-over par 77 in the final round and finished with a two-day total of 15-over par 157, which placed him in a tie for 32nd overall in individual standings.