March 31, 2014

JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

MARION – The John A. Logan College men’s golf team claimed the Day 1 lead in the four-team field Sunday at the annual Logan Spring Invitational held at Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion.

The Volunteers turned in a score of 299 or nine strokes ahead of Parkland College (308) of Champaign. Rend Lake is third at 317 and Mott College of Flint, Mich. rounds out the field at 338. Five other schools had to pull out of the competition due to adverse weather conditions.

Top individual performer Sunday was Logan frosh Christian Seaton. The Mount Carmel native fired a 73 to hold a one-stroke lead over teammates, Thomas Simpson (sophomore from Benton) and sophomore Connor Graves at 74. Tied for fourth is freshman Adam Woolley at 75.

Sophomore Michael Mencaccy followed up with a 77. Freshman Trey Brinker is next at 82 and sophomore Brock Bolton of Salem added an 83.

“Considering that the course was wet, I thought we played OK,” said Vols head coach Tom Ferris. “I would have been disappointed if we had shot worse. It’s just a consistency thing with us right now. I think we’re getting closer to where I want us to be as a team, but we’re not there yet. I think we’re capable of much better.”

The second and final day of the tournament gets under way at 8 a.m. today at Kokopelli.