Falcons finish ninth at Samford Intercollegiate

The University of Montevallo men's golf team placed ninth in the Samford Invitational that took place on March 9-10. (Contributed)

The University of Montevallo men’s golf team placed ninth in the Samford Invitational that took place on March 9-10. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER– The University of Montevallo men’s golf team placed ninth at the Samford Intercollegiate on March 9-10, competing primarily against Division I opponents.

Six teams of teams competing were Division I: Southern Miss (first place), Lipscomb, Arkansas-Little Rock, Samford, Western Kentucky, and Nicholls State.

Due to rain, only two rounds were played.

Leading the way for Montevallo was three-time PBC Golfer of the Week, Dalton Skinner. Skinner finished in a tie for 17th place, shooting a four-over par 76 and a two-over par 74 for a six-over par 150.

Lane Smith was next up for the Falcons. The freshman shot a pair of six-over pars 78s for a 12-over par 156 and a tie for 29th place.

Juan Noce was the third place finisher for UM, finishing in a tie for 41st, carding a 17-over par 161. He shot a 79 in round one and an 82 in the second round.

One stroke behind Noce was Davis Bowyer, who finished in 45th place. The sophomore shot an 18-over par 162 with rounds of 89 and 73. His one-over par 73 was the best round of the tournament for UM.

Nick Davis cut 10 strokes off his score from round one to round two, carding an 87 and a 77. Overall, he had a 20-over par 164 and finished in 47th place.

In two weeks, the men’s golf team will travel to Greenwood, South Carolina for the Bearcat Invitational.