By Blue Mountain College Media Relations
JACKSON, Tenn. – Blue Mountain College golf began here Friday with a tie for fifth place in a 10-team 18-hole match at Jackson National Golf Club.
Brandon Robbins, a junior from Corinth, led the Toppers in their inaugural match with a 6-over-par 78 and finished tied for 10th place in the 48-man field.
BMC had a team score of 325 to finish tied for fifth with host Union University’s black squad. Union’s red team won the tournament with a 13-over-par 301 total. Cumberland University’s A squad finished second at 313, followed by Union’s white squad at 319, Cumberland B at 324.
Bethel University finished in seventh place behind BMC with a 331 total, and Martin Methodist University’s three teams finished with scores of 335, 341 and 353.
Ryan Chandler of Union abeat Cumberland’s Paul Vaughn on the first hole of a playoff for medalist honors/ Each shot a 1-over-par 73.
Robbins, a transfer from Northeast Mississippi Community College, finished in a tie for 12th place with his 38-40–78. Grant Burns, a junior from Waynesboro, shot a 39-42–81 and finishedtied for 16th; Michael Collie, a junior from Collierville to finish tied for 19th, had a 42-40–82; Rob Goodson, a sophomore from Ripley, had a 41-43–84; and Adam Hall, a freshman from Saltillo, struggled to a 47-40–87.
The Toppers play Monday afternoon at Pontotoc Country club in a match against Itawamba, Northeast and Northwest community colleges.