No. 27 UMO Men's Golf Takes Third At The Trojan

No. 27 UMO Men's Golf Takes Third At The Trojan

GOLDSBORO, NC - The No. 27 University of Mount Olive men's golf team finished third overall and John Thatch won the individual championship at The Trojan Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C.

Tournament Information
 Mount Olive- (308-295-289)=892
Location: Walnut Creek Country Creek, Goldsboro, NC Par 72 7,021 yards.

Inside The Scorecard

Name Round One Round Two Round Three Total  Finish
John Thatch 76 70 72 218 1st
Harry Bayley 80 72 71  223 t-9th
Patrick Schweitz 73 77 75  225 t-13th
Nick Adams 81 76 71 228 t-19th
Liam McAnally 79 84 82 245 49th
Total 308 295 289 892 3rd
Ricky Gutierrez 71 81 79 231 t-25th
Oskar Gabrielsson 79 79 75 233 t-29th
Aleix Riera Garcia 78 77 78 233 t-29th
Adam Podkonicky 79 82 78 239 t-39th
Rory Williamson 81 79 89 249 52nd
Total 307 316 310 933 8th
Markus Proesch 79 87 87 253 t-53rd


  • John Thatch led the way for the Trojans as he shot even par on the day including a birdie on No. 7 and finished the tournament with a 218 and tied with Marc Sweeny from South Carolina Beaufort.
  • The two squared off for a playoff on No. 18 and the Trojan senior had his work cut out for him as his drive went right off the tee box and into the rough. Thatch was able to find a clear approach to the green and landed the ball just long of the flagstick. Following a chip to place the ball with a few feet, the senior two-putted in for bogey and awaited his fate as Sweeney made his putt attempt. The USCB player missed two putts in a row and Thatch won the playoff.
  • Harry Bayley made up solid ground as he moved up eight spots on the leaderboard to finish inside the top-10 with a one-under-par that included four birdies in the final round.
  • Nick Adams also followed suit with a 71 and had birdies on No. 5, 6, 9, 15, and 17 on his final card of The Trojan.
  • Ricky Gutierrez led the Mount Olive B team with a respectable 231 and a t-25 tournament finish.

Players Comments

  • "I knew it was going to be a patience test both days. I paced myself and knew I could get the job done. It'll be great momentum going into the conference championship," said Thatch.

Up Next

The Trojans are idle until the Conference Carolinas Championship April 16-17 in Snow Hill, N.C.