Blake Young paces Pioneers for men’s golf season opener at University Club

Blake Young paces Pioneers for men’s golf season opener at University Club

Lexington, Ky. – Junior Blake Young led the way for the Transylvania men's golf team as it ushered in a new season hosting the Transylvania Fall Invitational this weekend at the University Club of Kentucky.

Blake shot a consistent 73 in Saturday's rain-shortened first round and a 72 in Sunday's second round to turn in a one-over par 145, good for a six-way tie for 19th place on the individual leaderboard.

Senior Clay Church finished one stroke off of Young with a 146, shooting identical scores of 73 in the first and second round to finish tied for 25th place.

Transylvania played host to 13 other teams, who came to the western edge of Lexington for the annual three-round tournament that ushers in a new season. Because of heavy rainfall towards the end of the week, a waterlogged University Club course was unplayable until Saturday afternoon, reducing the previously scheduled 54 rounds back to 36.

Transylvania finished in a tie for eighth place with Depauw, as the Pioneers improved by six strokes from round one to round two, turning in a team score of 592.

Guilford College took first place, shooting a 570 to finish ahead of the pack. Kenyon College's Ryan Muthiora and Grant Powell of Greensboro College finished tied for first with scores of 138.

As the hosts, the tournament afforded Transylvania to enter five individuals in addition to the five-man official roster. Junior Jack Berger scored a 151 to finish third among Pioneer team participants, while Senior Carson Wattenbarger and sophomore Jeb Brumley rounded out the pack.

Transylvania returns to play on Sunday, September 17 when it ventures to Tunica National in Tunica, Mississippi for the Rhodes Invitational.

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