April 28, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

MOUNT VERNON - The John A. Logan College men's golf team rallied from a five-stroke Day 1 deficit to place first Monday at a spring invitational hosted by Rend Lake College at Green Hills Country Club.

The Volunteers posted a score of 300 and 608 over the two-day period, edging out the host Warriors, who finished at 609. Mineral Area (Park Hills, Mo.) was third at 613. Kaskaskia was fourth at 616. First-day leader, Lewis & Clark, dropped to fifth at 620. Other teams competing were: Vincennes, Lincoln, Danville and Lincoln Trail.

Top individual performer for Logan Monday was freshman Christian Seaton. The Mount Carmel native tallied a 73 Monday to go along with his 74 Sunday. The total of 147 placed him in a tie for fourth overall.

Vols' sophomore Thomas Simpson (Benton) checked in at 73 (152). Freshman Adam Woolley was next at 76 (154). Sophomore Connor Graves carded an 80 (157) and sophomore Mike Mencaccy notched a 78 (158).

Competing as individuals, sophomore Brock Bolton (Salem) was solid with a 74 (150) and freshman Trey Brinker followed with an 80 (156).

"A win is a win is a win," said JALC head coach Tom Ferris. "We certainly played better today than we did Sunday, and in miserable conditions, but still not nearly as well as we could be. I just hope we can start hitting on all cylinders when the regional starts this coming Sunday."

That meet will be held in Bloomington on the campus of Illinois State University.