Men’s golf team finishes 6th at Samford Invitational

The Western Carolina men’s golf team traveled to Trussville, Alabama, on March 12 looking to improve upon their 7th place finish in the Lonnie D. Small Spring Classic. Improve they did as the Catamounts went from 7th place on the first day of the invitational to finishing in 6th place. WCU shot a 296 in the first round before slipping to 300 in the second round. The Cats would bounce back in the final round with a 294. The score would give them a 26-over par 890. The three-round score was good enough for ninth-best in school history. Sophomore Andres Cuenca played the 6,897-yard Limestone Springs Golf Course the best as he finished in a tie for third place. Cuenca improved with each round as he shot a 75, 72 and finally a 66. The 66 was the lowest score on the final day, the lowest score in Cuenca’s history and the third-lowest score in Western history. Cuenca’s three-round total of 213 was the 10th-best score in Western history. Senior Tripp Morrow continued his consistently good play as he finished tied for 13th. Morrow started off the Invitational with a very solid 68 but digressed over the next two rounds shooting a 76 and 77. Junior Matt Cook continued his disappointing play as he finished tied for 40th. Cook struggled mightily on the first day as he shot an 80. Cook would shoot a 74 and 75 in the final two rounds, but it was too little too late. Freshmen Ricky Stout and Cody Walker rounded out the group as Stout finished in a tie for 50th, while Walker tied for 55th. Stout shot a three-round total of 234, while Walker posted a 237. Western’s next tournament is between March 23 and 25 at the Furman Invitational.