The Northeast Alabama Community College men’s golf team shook off a tough start to record a nice finish in its second tournament of the fall season.
NACC posted a sixth-place finish in the Snead State Invitational at Gunters Landing Golf Club in Guntersville. The teams played Rounds 1 and 2 on Monday and finished the 54-hole tournament with Round 3 on Tuesday.
The Mustangs finished with a three-round total of 1010, five shots back of fifth-place Cleveland (Tennessee) State and 11 back of Marion Military Institute. Calhoun won the tournament with a low score of 881, while Snead State was second (912) and Jefferson State third (979).
“I thought we played well at times,” NACC head coach Darrell Kirk said. “We were just inconsistent. We had a chance to finish fourth, but we put ourselves in a deep hole in the first round and couldn’t push through. I feel like we have improved but have to concentrate on what we are doing a little better.”
NACC shot a collective 350 in Round 1 before trimming 12 strokes off that total in Round 2. The Mustangs shot a 322 in the final round.
Corey Wheeler shot a 54-hole 245 (84-82-79) to lead the NACC contingent. Ethan Everett carded a 253 (88-89-76) for the Mustangs while Trevor Gibson shot a 258 (93-85-80), Caleb Little a 260 (91-82-87) and Hunter Hill a 266 (87-90-89).