UWG was led by a pair of freshmen, as the Wolves finished with a score of 295 on the first day, followed by a 285 on Tuesday for a final tally of 580 — 13 strokes behind the champions, Montevallo, and two strokes ahead of Shorter in third place — at the Timberline Golf Club in Calera, Ala.
Andrew Phillips was the low scorer for the Wolves, as the freshman put up a strong showing in his first collegiate tournament. Phillips shot two rounds of even par-71 for a 142, third place overall and a spot on the all-tournament team.
Behind Phillips was fellow freshman Corey Evans. For Evans, a strong second day one-under par lifted him into a tie for eighth place with a two-round score of 145.
Kevin Clark and Dan Merriman each shot a 148, while Corbin Edwards added a 149 to round out UWG's scorers.
Up next for the UWG men is a trip to Columbus State for the Cougar Invitational on Sept. 30.
UWG Women's Golf
The women's team also competed in the Full Moon Invitational and finished fourth out of the eight-team field at the Timberline Golf Club.
Leading the way for UWG was sophomore Jerrah Baker, who shot a 79 in the first round, followed by a second round 76 to finish with a 155 in the opening tournament of the year. Jamie Jordan also shot a 155 —78-77 — as Jordan and Baker tied for seventh overall individually.
Meredith Gray and Taylor Casebere also tied, as the pair shot a 160 for a 15th-place tie. Nicolette Boissonneau (162), Anna Higgins (165) and Katie Alty (180) rounded out the Wolves' scorers in the tournament.
The Wolves will now travel to Hilton Head, S.C., for the Lady Bearcat Invitational on Sept. 29.
UWG Women's Soccer
The Wolves dropped a close, 1-0 game on the road at Clayton State on Wednesday night.
UWG (2-4-1) gave up a first-half goal and were never able to get back in the game.
Leah Notthoff headed in a goal for the Lakers (4-3) in the 33rd minute and Laoise O'Driscoll made three saves to preserve the shutout and the win.
West Georgia keeper Mary Laza was under pressure all night from the Lakers, as she was forced to make eight saves in the loss.
Up next the Wolves will return home — and to Gulf South Conference play — as they host North Alabama on Sunday at 1 p.m.