LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Franklin men's golf team opened up their fall slate on Saturday and Sunday at the University Club of Kentucky, taking on a tough field at the Transylvania Fal Invitational.
The Grizzlies finished with a two-day score of 613 (313-300), improving by 13 shots on day two.
At the top of the Franklin leaderboard was sophomore Jackson Williams, who matched his personal low round with back-to-back 72s, finishing in a tie for 11th place at even par. The Greenwood, Ind.-native was one of 18 players to finish at even par or better for the event, and his 144 equaled his previous best finish in a tournament. Last year at Franklin's Dick Park Invite, Williams carded identical 72s on his way to a share of third place with teammate Colton Kuppler.
The lowest score by any Grizzly went to junior Jacob Hash. The Franklin-native rebounded to shave 14 shots off his second round score, finishing with a 154 (84-70) and a share of 51st place. One of the players he shared that spot with was teammate and senior Spencer Portish, who went 78-76 over the weekend.
Guilford finished at the top of the team leaderboard, firing a six-under 570 (282-288) to earn a five-shot win over Greensboro. Kenyon's Ryan Muthiora and Grant Powell shared first place at the end of the tournament with identical 138s (70-68), good for six-under par.
The fall season rolls on for the Griz this coming weekend when Franklin hosts the Dick Park Invite at The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sept. 9-10.