Tartans Finish Ninth at Tiger Invitational

Will Knauth carded a four-under par 68 Sunday

(PINEHURST, N.C.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team, ranked-fourth in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, finished play at the 36-hole Tiger Invitational in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on Sunday afternoon. The Tartans carded a second round score of 299 to finish with a 599 (300-299) and placed ninth in the 14-team field. The two-day event was played at the par-72, 6,925-yard Forest Creek Golf Club on the north course.

Methodist University won the event after carding rounds of 289 and 291 for a 580. Max Schwarz of Emory University and Pierce Robinson of Washington & Lee University tied for the top individual medalist with a seven-under par 137.

On Sunday, junior William Knauth (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) fired a four-under par 68, as he improved nine strokes from his opening round to end with a 145 (77-68) and tied teammate senior Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) for 12th-place in a field of 70 golfers. Li shot one-over par 73 on Sunday after shooting an even par 72 on Saturday.

Junior Henry Scavone (Birmingham, Mich./Birmingham Seaholm) fired a 154 (75-79) for the event with senior Jason Folker (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) finishing a stroke behind the junior with a 155 (76-79). Senior Jay Milch (Mount Kisco, N.Y./Fox Lane) shot a 172 (82-90).

The Tartans will next compete at the three-day Jekyll Island Invitational at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Georgia, beginning Friday, March 19.