RECAP | Williams Tops FC Leaderboard at Season-Opening Event

Jackson Williams. Photo courtesy of Ryan Thomas
Jackson Williams. Photo courtesy of Ryan Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Franklin men's golf team faced off against a deep and highly competitive field this weekend at the Big Blue Golf Course for the season-opening Transylvania Fall Invitational.

The event began with the first 36 holes taking place on Saturday with 18 holes set for Sunday. Franklin dropped their score from round-to-round, finishing 14th overall with a team score of 938 (319-311-308).

Senior Jackson Williams was the Grizzlies' top performer, finishing with a +8 224 (73-76-75) to earn a share of 19th place. The Greenwood, Ind.-native was one of the tournament's top performers on par 3's, shooting +2 total with an average score of 3.17. Williams' round one 73 was the low round among all FC players at the event.

Behind Williams on the team leaderboard was sophomore Alan Showalter, who improved in each of the final two rounds to finish with a 235 (84-76-75) and a share of 66th overall. Junior Evan Graham placed third on the team and in a tie for 75th overall with a 241 (81-81-79).

Junior RJ Turner tied for 78th overall with a 243 (81-78-84) and senior Aubrey Seaman closed out the Franklin five with a 254 (84-81-85) and an 88th place finish.

Wittenberg University took the team championship home, winning by seven shots over Greensboro with an 870. Piedmont's Matthew Leeman earned medalist honors, finishing the event at four-under with a 212.

The Grizzlies are back on the links next Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 7-8), when they welcome a field of teams to Hillview Country Club in Franklin for the annual Dr. Richard Park Invitational.