Pioneers golf commences spring portion of season at Jekyll Island

Pioneers golf commences spring portion of season at Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island, GA – Taking to the links in their first official competitive tournament of the spring, the Transylvania men's golf team rounded up three days of action in the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational tournament here on Sunday.

The Pioneers posted a team collective score of 296 on both Round 1 on Friday and Round 2 on Saturday before completing the tournament with a 302 on Sunday in Georgia. Jeff Meade posted the best three-day total among his five teammates who participated in the tournament with a 219. Meade's best day came in Round 2 on Saturday when he finished with a 71, good for a one under-par round. Meade finished at 3-over for the tourney, tied for 35th place.

Following Meade was Casey Gilligan who finished with a 224 in his three-day showing, finishing eight over-par and tied for 70th place. Gilligan came out firing on Friday with a one under-par 71 and spent the rest of the weekend chasing his impressive starting round.

Senior Nick McCarthy finished one stroke behind Gilligan with a 225 in his three rounds. McCarthy's best day came in Round 2 Saturday with a one over-par 73. McCarthy climbed four spots in the standings Saturday with his final round 75.

Freshman Zach Treilobs got his first taste of spring season golf action and like Gilligan, spent the weekend pursuing a strong opening round 73 to finish 11 over-par for the weekend. One of the major highlights of Transylvania's first spring event was Treilobs's two eagles. Treilobs managed to score five other birdies while Gilligan led Transylvania in that category with nine over the weekend.

Blake Young rounded out the five-man performance with a 234 overall.

The Pioneers were proficient on par-5 courses, where they shot exactly an even average throughout the weekend. The Pioneers also posted two eagles through the weekend and 31 birdies to help key their efforts.

Next up for the Pioneers is the Emory Spring Invitational on the weekend of April 9.