Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oglethorpe Wins Second Straight SCAC Men's Golf Championship

The Oglethorpe University men repeated as conference champions at the 2009 SCAC Golf Championships which concluded on Sunday at Tunica National Golf Course.
Oglethorpe shot a team score of 920 to win by seven shots while holding off a furious finish from Rhodes College. The Lynx finished with a team score of 927 after a tournament-best round of 300 on Sunday.

Oglethorpe's Scott Pugh, a junior from Harrisburg, Pa., fired a final round 74 to win the men's individual medalist race by a stroke over Rhodes College's Bill Bazzel. Pugh finished the tournament with a three-day total of 225. Joining Pugh on the 2009 All-SCAC team from Oglethorpe were teammates Colin Chapman, Olafur Loftsson and Hap Kaufold.

The conference championship is the eighth for Oglethorpe, tying the Petrels with Rhodes for second on the CAC/SCAC all-time men's golf titles list. Sewanee has won 13 men's golf championships, but just one in the SCAC era (1992-forward). In the SCAC era, Oglethorpe has more than twice as many conference titles in men's golf than the next closest school (Trinity with three).

After the final round Oglethorpe head coach Jim Owen and SCAC Men's Golfer of the Year Scott Pugh spoke with the media.

To listen to Owen, click here.

To listen to Pugh, click here.

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