McKinney posts best finish of the season with Top-10 performance at Tunica

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Tunica, Miss. – Spencer McKinney completed his run at the 2019 Rhodes College Fall Classic with a share of a 10th place finish on the 104-player leaderboard Monday afternoon at Tunica National to lead the Transylvania men's golf team to a 16th-place team finish.

After shooting a two-round one-under-par score of 143 on Saturday, McKinney issued another solid round on Monday, firing a one-over-par 73 to finish with a total score of 216 to finish in a three-way tie for 10th place.

The senior finished five strokes back of the top three on the player leaderboard to complete his best showing of the 2019-2020 season.

McKinney's round was bolstered by four birdies, including one on his opening hole and another on his final hole of the day. The senior made par on nine other holes to finish off a scintillating weekend down in Mississippi.

The day also belonged to McKinney's fellow senior teammate, Harrison Lane, who shot an even-par 72 on Monday. Lane began his final round with back-to-back birdies and three birdies in his first five holes with two pars sandwiched in between to stand at three-under-par through five holes. Besides a double bogey on the 14th hole and a bogey on 10, Lane made par on every other hole for his best single-round score of the season. Lane finished with a share of 76th place.

Joining Lane in a tie for 76th was senior Jeb Brumley, who made par on his first seven holes of the day to finish with a four-over-par 76, good for a three-round score of 236.

Tim Alexander finished the tournament one stroke ahead of both Brumley and Lane by carding a three-round 235. Alexander shot a 78 on Monday and matched McKinney's habit by delivering a birdie on his first and last holes of the day.

Michael Collins was slow and steady all weekend for the Pioneers, shooting a 78 on Monday to finish with a three-round 231, good for a share of 58th place. Collins made par on 12 of his 18 holes in the final round for Transylvania.

The Pioneers finished with a three-round team score of 912 to finish one spot below LeTourneau and seven strokes ahead of the host school, Rhodes College.

Transylvania men's golf will next compete on Monday, October 7 at the Royal Lakes Invite hosted by Oglethorpe University in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The two-round event will run through Tuesday, October 8 to mark the final event of the fall season for the Pioneers.

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