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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022

Men's golf places ninth in Wofford Invitational

<p>Kenny Park swinging his golf club at the Linger Longer Invitational. Photo by Mercer Athletics, Ben Adelberg.</p>

Kenny Park swinging his golf club at the Linger Longer Invitational. Photo by Mercer Athletics, Ben Adelberg.

After placing 12th in the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational, the Bears traveled to South Carolina to play in the Wofford Invitational on April 11 and 12. They placed ninth overall.

The Bears fielded Tobias Jonsson, Martin Plukka, Trey Mixon, Ethan Werblo and Jonathan Parker for the invitational.

Johnson led the team with 209 points and came second overall in individual play. He shots 71 in round one, 66 in round two and 72 in round three for a total of 209 points.

Plukka came behind him with 219 points. He shot 74 in round one, 71 in round two and 74 in round three. Plukka tied for 34th in the tournament.

Mixon was third with 221 total points. He shots 73 in round one, 76 in round two and 72 in round three. Mixon tied for 45th in the tournament.

Werblo was fourth with 223 points. He shot 74 in round one, 73 in round two and 76 in rough three. Werblow tied for 56th in the tournament.

Coming in at fifth on the team, Parker had 230 total points. He shot 73 in round one, 77 in round two and 80 in round three. He came in tied 77th in the tournament.

With the regular season now over, the Bears had their best run on Golfweek Fall Challenge coming 2nd overall out of 18 in September of the last year. At a close second, they came fourth overall in the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate in February.

The Bears will play in the SoCon Championship from April 22 to 24.


Keith Holmes Jr.

Keith Holmes Jr. ‘22 is a journalism and creative writing double major who has worked with The Cluster as general staff since his Sophomore year. Keith has received Best in SNO awards for his sports articles along with years of work at Mercer’s ESPN3 branch. Keith spends his free time playing video games and writing fiction around campus. 


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