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RECAP | Grizzlies Battle Deep Field, Elements at Indiana Small College Championships

Photo courtesy of Kyle Piercy
Photo courtesy of Kyle Piercy

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – The Franklin men's golf team faced off against a deep and talented field over the weekend, taking part in the Indiana Small College Championships at the Donald Ross Golf Course at the French Lick Resort.

Four Grizzlies improved their standing on day two of the event, as Franklin's 'A' team would go on to finish eighth overall with a team score of 617 (315-302). Leading the way for the Grizzlies while playing out of the No. 3 position was freshman Alan Showalter, who claimed a share of 17th place overall with a 151 (77-74). Not far behind in a tie for 28th overall was freshman Matt Krause, who improved by five shots on day two to finish with a 155 (80-75).

Senior Jacob Hash was the biggest mover between the two days, dropping seven shots off his score between days to tie for 33rd place overall with a 157 (82-75). Aubrey Seaman earned a share of 37th place with a 158 (80-78) and Jackson Williams rounded out the Franklin lineup with a 160 (78-82) and a share of 43rd place.

The Grizzlies sent five more players along that made up their 'B' squad that finished ninth overall. Sophomores RJ Turner (79-82) and Brock Tennyson (83-78) finished in a tie for 45th place and were followed by senior Colin Phelps in 50th place with a 163 (83-80). Sophomore Evan Graham shared 53rd place with a 166 (72-94) while freshman Lucas Thornton rounded out the lineup with a 172 (85-87) and a tie for 62nd place.

Franklin closes out their regular season schedule next Friday and Saturday (Apr. 19-20), heading to the Richmond Elks Golf Course in Richmond, Ind. for the Earlham College Spring Invitational.