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Logan Men Capture Own Invite

The John A. Logan College men’s golf team placed first Monday at the JALC Fall Invite held at Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion. The Vols finished four strokes ahead of Indian Hills, Iowa to capture the title. Pictured from left: Griffin Clark, Christian Seaton, Connor Graves, Brock Bolton, Adam Woolley and head coach Tom Ferris. (Logan Media Services photo by John Homan)

The John A. Logan College men’s golf team placed first Monday at the JALC Fall Invite held at Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion. The Vols finished four strokes ahead of Indian Hills, Iowa to capture the title. Pictured from left: Griffin Clark, Christian Seaton, Connor Graves, Brock Bolton, Adam Woolley and head coach Tom Ferris. (Logan Media Services photo by John Homan)

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

MARION - Three freshmen stood tall for the John A. Logan College men’s golf team Monday, leading the Vols to a four-stroke win over Indian Hills, Iowa (601 to 605) at the Logan Fall Invitational held at Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion.

Christian Seaton of Mount Carmel (74, 74) and Griffin Clark of Virginia (71, 77) tied for third-best individual score at 148 over the two-day meet. Clark had led the tournament after the opening round Sunday. Another freshman, Adam Woolley of England, was sixth overall at 150 (73, 77).

“I knew we had a good freshman class coming in and we showed off that talent in the tournament,” said JALC head coach Tom Ferris. “It’s not like our sophomores are playing poorly, but I think they are capable of playing much better. I expect them to step up their games before this season is over, and of course, help lead the way next spring.”

Ferris said he felt the Vols should win their own invitational.

“It’s our home course, so we should have the advantage, but in golf, you never know for sure,” Ferris said. “It’s been a good start to the fall season. We’ve won all three tournaments we’ve played. But as well as we have played, there is still much work to do to get to the level we need to be.”

The Vols’ ‘B’ team finished fourth overall at the 10-team Logan Fall Invite Monday. From left: Thomas Simpson, Jack Wilson, Mike Mencaccy and John Wirth III. (Logan Media Services photo by John Homan)

The Vols’ ‘B’ team finished fourth overall at the 10-team Logan Fall Invite Monday. From left: Thomas Simpson, Jack Wilson, Mike Mencaccy and John Wirth III. (Logan Media Services photo by John Homan)

Sophomore and California native, Connor Graves of the Vols, did not quite crack the top 10 at 155 (76, 79). Sophomore Brock Bolton of Salem checked in at 165 (84, 81). His score was not counted.

Placing third in the team standings was Mississippi Gulf Coast at 621. JALC’s “B” team was fourth at 639. The team consisted of sophomore Mike Mencaccy (155), sophomore Thomas Simpson (158), freshman John Wirth III (160) and sophomore Jack Wilson (164).

Rend Lake was fifth at 640. Other teams competing included: Black Hawk, Vincennes, Mineral Area, Kaskaskia and Lincoln Trail.

Medalist honors went to sophomore Hayes Weathersby of Mississippi Gulf Coast who shot a 144.

Logan will compete next Monday and Tuesday in the Murray State Invitational.