NINETY SIX, SC – The Presbyterian College men’s golf team finished ninth at the 2017 Big South Men’s Golf Championship on Saturday with an aggregate of 906. Hayden Ploeger and James Scott tied for 27th with scores of 224 to lead the Blue Hose at the Patriot Golf Club (par-72, 7,120 yards).

Scott was 3-under through the first 36 holes and was tied for ninth. However during the final round, which began with a shotgun start at 2:30 to avoid Sunday’s rain, the sophomore fell back to a 27th place tie at 224 (70, 71, 83).

Ploeger ended his collegiate-career with an eagle and five birdies on Saturday. It helped him climb the leaderboards to 224 (75, 72, 77). After the conclusion of the tournament, Ploeger was named to the Big South All-Academic team for the third time.

Carson Spears tied for 35th at 229 (75, 79, 75). Cole Patterson led PC with 10 total birdies and finished a few strokes back at 231 (77, 77, 77) in 39th place. Harrison Fisher finished 45th at 243 (80, 82, 81).

Campbell’s Jesper Svensson won individual medalist honors at 202 (67, 66, 79). The No. 2 seeded Camels won the team title at 838. Liberty (845) was second, Gardner-Webb third (859), Charleston Southern fourth (864) and Winthrop was fifth (882). Rounding out the field was Longwood (885), Radford (890), High Point (899) and PC (906).

This was the final tournament of the season for PC.

9

Presbyterian College

297

299

310

906

T27

Hayden Ploeger (1)

75

72

77

224

T27

James Scott (4)

70

71

83

224

T35

Carson Spears (2)

75

79

75

229

39

Cole Patterson (3)

77

77

77

231

45

Harrison Fisher (5)

80

82

81

243

 

2017 Big South Conference Men’s Golf Award Winners

All-Conference Team                                                    
Jesper Svensson, Soph., Campbell
Mickey DeMorat, Jr., Liberty
Isaiah Logue, Jr., Liberty
Kieran Vincent, Fr., Liberty
Myles Creighton, Jr., Radford
Gabe Lench, Soph., Liberty
Vincent Blanchette, Sr., Gardner-Webb
Aaron Thomas, Jr., Gardner-Webb
Ray Kraivixien, Soph., Campbell
Chris Jones, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb

All-Freshman Team
Kieran Vincent, Fr., Liberty
Brett McLamb, Fr., Campbell
Brendan MacDougall, Fr., High Point
Max Theodorakis, Fr., Campbell
Steffen Smith, Fr. Gardner-Webb

All-Academic Team
Ray Kraivixien, Soph., Campbell
Jake Ezell, Jr., Charleston Southern
Vincent Blanchette, Sr., Gardner-Webb
Emile Menard, Jr., High Point
Mickey DeMorat, Jr., Liberty
Jordan Boulton, Soph., Longwood
Hayden Ploeger, Sr., Presbyterian College
Myles Creighton, Jr., Radford
Bradley Kauffman, Sr., Winthrop

Golfer of the Year
Jesper Svensson, Soph., Campbell

Freshman of the Year
Kieran Vincent, Fr., Liberty

Coach of the Year
John Crooks, Campbell

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Myles Creighton, Jr., Radford

All-Championship Team
Jesper Svensson, Campbell
Kieran Vincent, Liberty
Thomas LaMorte, Campbell
Myles Creighton, Radford
Mickey DeMorat, Liberty