Tunica, Miss. – The Transylvania men's golf team went on the road for the first time in its 2016-17 season for a two-round tournament spanning Sunday and Monday at Tunica National Golf Course.
The Pioneers shot a team total of 306 in the first round on Sunday, and followed that showing with a six-stroke improvement on Monday to finish with a two day score of 607 to place 11th among the field.
Rob Canady paced the way for the Pioneers with a two round score of 146, shooting a team-low one-under par 71 on Monday. Canady's round one 75 tied with teammate Spencer McKinney for a round-best score on Sunday.
Blake Young shot a consistent 77 in both rounds to finish third among his Pioneer peers. Young and Canady each had three birdies apiece for the tournament to lead the way in that category.
The tournament was a promising showing for the freshman McKinney, who was placed onto team competition for the first time in his career after a good showing at the Transy Fall Invitational the previous week golfing as an individual. McKinney led all Pioneers in pars for the two round session with 14 total.
Clay Church shot the second-best round of any Pioneer on Monday with a four-over 75 to finish with a two-round score of 154. Zach Treilobs rounded out the scoring for Transylvania with a two-day score of 162.
The Pioneers next return to action on Sunday for the three-day NCAA Preview taking place at the Mission Inn Resort at Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. The Pioneers aim to make the trip their first of two as the course serves as the site of the 2017 NCAA National Championships for men's golf.
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