The University of West Georgia men's golf team finished in second place at the Buccaneer Spring Classic at North Creek Golf Course in Southaven, Mississippi, where senior Carson Vaughn captured the individual title on Tuesday.
Vaughn played as an individual and shot rounds of 70, 68 and 70, taking top honors by two strokes with a 208 total. It marked the first career win for Vaughn, who claimed the first individual title for West Georgia since Sam Jones’ victory at the Matt Dyas Invitational back in the fall.
As a team, UWG finished second behind Montevallo, which fired a final round of 277 to claim the team title. UWG struggled in the final round with a 295 to slip to second.
After the second round was suspended on Monday due to darkness, James Robillard came back with a 71 in the second round and finished up the tournament with a final round 74 to finish in 10th place.
Valentin Riviere also completed his delayed second round on Tuesday morning, turning in a 71, but a final round 78 kept the junior out of the top-10, placing tied for 11th.
It was a final round 74 for Sam Jones, who had a 54-hole total of 220, good for a 15th-place tie. The final golfer in the UWG lineup was Ethan Jones, who shot 74 in the second round and finished with a 73 to place tied for 18th.
The second-place finish as a team is the highest of the season for the Wolves and the best since a second-place showing at the Armstrong Pirate Invitational in February of 2016.
UWG returns to action next week at the Bearcat Invitational at Greenwood Country Club.
The threat of inclement weather on Sunday has once again resulted in a change to the UWG softball and baseball schedules this weekend.
Originally slated as Saturday doubleheaders, followed by Sunday single games for both sports will now be played on Friday and Saturday.
The Gulf South Conference office announced that West Georgia and Montevallo will play single games in both baseball and softball on Friday on the UWG campus. First pitch for each contest is set for 4 p.m.
On Saturday, the Wolves and Falcons will compete in doubleheaders with both set to begin at 1 p.m.
This marks the fourth time in five weeks that both West Georgia teams have seen weather force a schedule change for a GSC series. Only the games versus Christian Brothers earlier this month were played at the originally-scheduled times. However, the venue for the baseball series against CBU was moved from the Bucs’ campus in Memphis to nearby Millington, Tennessee, due to field conditions caused by rainy weather.
After picking up its first GCAA win against Georgia Highlands last Wednesday, the West Georgia Technical College baseball team hoped to build on the momentum upon traveling to Emerson’s LakePoint to continue the series with the Chargers.
On Friday, WGTC picked up where it had left off Wednesday, jumping out to leads of 6-2 after three innings and 10-6 through six, but the Golden Knights could not hold on, falling 13-12 in 10 innings.
Runs were at a premium on Saturday for the Knights, as they were swept in 4-1 and 5-1 decisions.
Coach Beau Welborn’s club stands at 10-19 overall and 1-8 in GCAA play heading into a series against Andrew College this week. WGTC was scheduled to play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday with the series shifting back to Carrollton with a single game on Friday at 4 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. twin bill on Saturday.
The WGTC softball team snapped a 10-game skid last Thursday with a win over LaGrange College's JV team in a 6-0 decision leading into a busy slate of GCAA action over the weekend, where it was swept by both South Georgia on Saturday and East Georgia on Sunday.
The Golden Knights (4-16, 0-10 GCAA) play host to GCAA power Georgia Military College on Thursday in a 2 p.m. doubleheader. Georgia Highlands travels to Carrolton on Saturday for a 5 p.m. double dip.