Lee Golfers Lead Division II Tournament

Monday, October 20, 2014
With sophomore Taylor Davis leading the charge, the Lee University men's golf team is flexing its muscles once again in a top-flight NCAA Division II tournament. The Flames put together impressive rounds of 290-283 (573) on the par 72, 7133-yards Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club course and will hold a seven-stroke advantage over second place Columbus State (Ga.) heading into the final 18 holes on Tuesday.

Davis will hold down the No. 1 medalist position heading into Tuesday's action. He opened Monday's play with a sizzling 5-under par 67 in the TVA Credit Union Invitational and then finished with a 71 (138). He will be challenged by West Georgia's Kevin Clarke, who posted a 72-68 (140). TaeHung Kim is third after a 73-68 (141). Clayton Presant of Limestone College and Dalton Skinner of Montevallo are deadlocked for the fourth spot after registering rounds of 71-71 (142).

In the team competition, Columbus State carded a 292-288 (580). West Georgia is third after tallying 295-287 (582). Host North Alabama is fourth 299-288 (587) and Limestone rounds out the top five teams in the 17-team field after its 301-288 (589).

While Davis was leading the way, he got plenty of help from newcomer Matt Strube who is tied for eighth after he opened with a 75 and finished strong with a 68 (144). Freshman Corey Sheppard struggled out of the gate with a 79 but rebounded in great fashion with a 69. His 148 is a stroke better than another Lee freshman, Ryne Thompson, who was consistent with a 75-74 (149). Peyton Sliger rounded out the Lee scoring with a 73-79 (152).

Team Scores
1 Lee University 290 283 573
2 Columbus State 292 288 580
3 West Georgia, U. of 295 287 582
4 North Alabama, U. of 299 288 587
5 Limestone College 301 288 589
6 Henderson St. Univ. 303 287 590
7 Montevallo, U of 296 301 597
8 Clayton State Univ. 304 295 599
9 Missouri-St. Louis 300 300 600
UNA Gold 296 304 600
11 Trevecca Nazarene 312 300 612
Delta State U. 305 307 612
13 West Alabama, Univ of 314 304 618
14 Lindenwood Univ. 308 312 620
15 Harding University 322 305 627
16 Union University -TN 327 315 642
17 Miles College 343 337 680

Top 20 Individual Scores
1 Taylor Davis Lee U. 67 71 138
2 Kevin Clarke W Georgia 72 68 140
3 TaeHyung Kim CSU 73 68 141
4 Dalton Skinner Montevallo 67 75 142
Clayton Presant Limestone 71 71 142
6 Gil Debusscher Hend'sonSt 75 68 143
Ryan Haskell Clayton St 72 71 143
8 Forrest Knight N. Alabama 75 69 144
Matt Strube Lee U. 75 69 144
10 Mauricio Lira Hend'sonSt 72 73 145
Carson Vaughn W Georgia 74 71 145
12 Robert Mize CSU 72 74 146
Reed Lindsey Delta St. 72 74 146
Yannick Gumowski CSU 72 74 146
15 Griffin Brown Limestone 76 71 147
Taylor Martin CSU 75 72 147
Jacob Stinson N. Alabama 74 73 147
18 Corey Sheppard Lee U. 79 69 148
Patrick Twesme UNA Gold 73 75 148
Bobby Powell Limestone 77 71 148
James Medley UNA Gold 76 72 148

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