MACOMB, Ill.—The No. 3-ranked William Woods University men’s golf team will return to the course on Monday and Tuesday, as the Owls will participate in the Western Illinois University Beu/Mussatto Invitational.
Two rounds of 36 holes will be played on Monday, starting at 8 a.m., while the final round of 18 holes, will be played on Tuesday, starting at 7:30 a.m., at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course.
The Owls will be teeing off against the likes of host Western Illinois, Bradley University, IUPUI, Omaha, North Dakota State, Indian Hills Community College, Cardinal Stritch and St. Ambrose.
In its last time out, the Owls dominated the WWU Spring Invitational, scoring an 8-under par 568 (287-281), for the win.
Freshman Will Rushworth, set a tournament record at Tanglewood Golf Course, as he shot a 10-under par 134 (67-67), for the victory. Sophomore Billy McKenzie scored a second place finish, as he ended with a 6-under par 138 (69-69), while David Houlding (73-68), Mark Martin (68-73) and Julian Taylor (69-72), tied for third, as they shot a 3-under par 141.
On the year, WWU has the second best average score in the NAIA, at 72.70, but does rank first in par four scoring (4.06), to go along with its 259 birdies and four eagles the team has drained on the season.
Individually, Houlding ranks third in average scoring (71.11), to go along with his 53 birdies and two eagles. McKenzie, a Portsmouth, England, native, has an average score of 71.50, in 18.0 rounds played, which is seventh best in the NAIA, while senior Stan Gautier, ranks 24th in average scoring (72.72), while totaling 55 birdies in 18.0 rounds on the course.
Alasdair McDougall, a freshman, comes in at No. 45 overall with an average score of 73.44, as he has hit 36 birdies in 16 rounds played on the year.
The Owls will be looking for its third consecutive tournament win and momentum to be had, before they tee off at the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Preview on Thursday, which is in preparation for the AMC Championship, on May 4th and 5th.
Fans make sure to stay updated on wwuowls.com tomorrow night for a full round one and two recap and scores.