Presbyterian College senior A.J. Nolin fired his third straight under-par round, a one-under par 70, in the final round on Tuesday to finish tied for eighth at the Phoenix Invitational at Alamance Country Club (par-71, 6,867 yards) in Burlington, N.C.
Gardner-Webb (833) overcame a one-shot deficit to edge Morehead State (834) for the team title. GWU’s Jake Scruggs claimed medalist honors with a total of 194 (-19).
Nolin notched four birdies on the way to his first top-10 finish as a Blue Hose. He is the first PC men’s golfer to register a top-10 finish since Weston Sanders finished tied for fifth at last year’s Phoenix Invitational. Nolin’s six-under par 207 (68, 69, 70) total was the lowest three-round total of his PC career.
Freshman Jimmy McCollum carded his second under-par round of the tournament, playing the final seven holes three-under par to post a 69. His three-round total of 209 (-4) tied him for 14th and marked the lowest three-round total of his collegiate career.
As a team, the Blue Hose finished in 13th place with a total of 859 (288, 282, 289).
PC concludes its fall slate Nov. 3-5 at the East Bay Deli Classic on Kiawah Island.