Jekyll Island, Ga. – The Transylvania men's golf team went on the road for the first time in the young 2017 season for a three-round tournament from Friday to Sunday at the Jekyll Island Golf Club.
The Pioneers shot a team total of 310 in the first round on Friday, followed by a score of 309 in round two on Saturday afternoon. The combined tournament total of 619 is good for 23rd place heading into Sunday's final round.
Candy shot a first round 76 followed by a second round 77 on Saturday afternoon, moving his cumulative score to +9 on the weekend. On Saturday Candy recorded birdies on holes one and seven, leading to a score of +1 on the back nine. Candy then scattered three bogies over the last nine holes, to wend the day shooting a +4 76.
Young's day was highlighted by shooting birdies on holes two, seven, 16, and 18.The +2 round of 74 pushed Young up the individual standings from 91st to a tie for 20th as he looks towards Sunday's final round.
Transylvania Sophomore Jack Berger recorded a +10 round of 80 on Saturday after turning in a first round score of 74 on Friday afternoon. After some rough play in the middle of his round, erger recorded a birdie on his final hole of the day.
Freshman Spencer McKinney shot a +8 first round 80 that was capped off by an eagle on 18. McKinney followed this performance up with a round of 79 on Saturday, good for a weekend tally of +15 going into the final round on Sunday.
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