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Emory Golf Finishes Fifth At Jekyll Island

Emory Golf Finishes Fifth At Jekyll Island

The No. 5-ranked Emory University golf team closed out its participation at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational on Sunday.  The 54-hole tourney was played at the 6,700-yard, par-72 Pine Lakes Course on Jekyll Island.

The Eagles posted a fifth-place finish out of 29 teams, shooting a final-round 300 that gave it a team score of 882 (295-287-300). No. 14 Greensboro took home the top spot, carding a 288 over the final 18 holes to finish at 875 (294-293-288).  No. 7 Oglethorpe (300-284-295), No. 1 Huntingdon (292-297-290) and No. 10 Methodist (292-302-285) all tied for runner-up honors at 879.

Sophomore Stefano Butti and freshman Matt Organisak registered Emory's best scores of the day, with each player shooting one-over par 73.  Butti ended the tournament tied for fifth place in the 150-player field with a one-under par 215, tying the program's fourth-best mark for a 54-hole tournament.  Organisak's performance on the final day of action put him at 218 for the Invitational, good for a 10th-place tie. The tandem of Butti and Organisak earned Jekyll Island Invitational All-Tournament honors.

Sophomore Connor Yakubov posted a 74 while sophomore Noah Apter and Keenan Hickton registered 80s. Apter tied for 67th on the leader board at 229 while Yakubov and Hickton finished at 231.

Junior Sean Murphy (76-76-71—223, t-26th) and freshman Sam Galloway (75-75-78—228, t-59th) competed as individuals.  

Emory returns to action, Mar. 27-28, when it plays at the Huntingdon College Intercollegiate in Montgomery, Alabama. 

 

Stefano Butti -- Jekyll Island Invitational All-Tournament Team

 

Matt Organisak -- Jekyll Island Invitational All-Tournament Team