Collins leads Harding Men's Golf to fifth-place finish in Florida
October 10, 2012 at 8:07 AM CDT - Updated June 28 at 9:20 AM
From Harding University
Harding men's golf fired its best round of the season Tuesday and finished in a tie for fifth among 10 teams at the Indian Bayou Classic. The University of North Alabama hosted the two-round tournament at Indian Bayou Golf Course.
The Bisons shot 303 on Monday in round one, and topped that with a season-best 300 in Tuesday's second round. Harding's 603 total was six strokes better than its 609 total at last season's Indian Bayou Classic.
Harding junior Lucas Collins followed an even-par 72 in round one with a 2-over 74. His 146 tied him for seventh place at a career-best tying 146. It was his second straight top-10 finish and the fourth of his career.
The Bisons' best round Tuesday came from freshman Dillon Board, who shot a 2-under 70, his best collegiate round and tied for the best round by a Bison this season. Board tied for 25th at 152.
Host North Alabama won the team event by one stroke over second-place Columbus State. UNA shot 587, with Columbus State at 588, and third-place Montevallo at 592.
Austin Grey of Saint Leo won a three-player playoff to take individual medalist honors. Grey, North Alabama's Ricky Stimets, and Montevallo's Connor Godsey each finished at 2-under 142.
Harding's other team members included freshman Alex Williamson (t-31st, 153), junior Jordan Perry (t-43rd, 156), and freshman Todd Williams (t-45th, 157).