March 27, 2014

JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

SCOTTSBORO, ALA. - For the third consecutive day Saturday, sophomore Michael Mencaccy paced a solid effort by the John A. Logan College men's golf team (297) at a tournament held at Goose Pond Colony golf course in Scottsboro, Ala.

Thanks in large part to Mencaccy's work, the Volunteers tied for third place at 889 with Mississippi Gulf Coast. Winning the tournament with an 865 was Darten, Ga. Faulkner State was second.

Mencaccy fired a 72 for the day and shot an even par 216 for the three days to place third overall on the leader board.

"I put myself in a good position to score all three rounds and putted the ball much better than I had been," Mencaccy, a California native, said. "It didn't hurt that the conditions were outstanding. I am hopeful that the way I played in this tournament will be the confidence booster I needed and carry over to upcoming tournaments."

Fellow soph, Brock Bolton of Salem, checked in at 74 Saturday and tied for eighth at the tourney, three strokes over par at 219. Unfortunately for the Vols, his score did not count toward the team score as he failed to qualify for the tourney during practice rouns and competed strictly as an individual.

Sophomore Connor Graves tallied a 75 as did freshmen Adam Woolley and Christian Seaton (15th place). Sophomore Thomas Simpson of Benton followed with a 76.

Competing as individuals like Bolton were Trey Brinker (79) and sophomore Jack Wilson (86).

"I was very appreciative that we finished third out of the 13-team field," said Vols head coach Tom Ferris. "Considering that the only two teams that finished ahead of us are southern schools, I think that shows how much we have improved over the last couple of weeks. We finished way ahead of the rest of the field, including those schools in our region. Now, we just need to continue to improve."

Logan returns to action next Sunday and Monday when the Vols host the Logan Spring Invitational at Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion.