Lions lead TVA Classic

The golf team came back from a six-point deficit to win the TVA Community Credit Union Invitational in Killen Oct. 16.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these guys,” said head coach Stuart Clark.

The Lions came in six strokes under par Oct. 16 after coming in two over par in the first round of the invitational Oct. 15. Overall, the Lions shot a four-under-par 860 between both days.

Sophomores Trent Alexander and Mason Rogers shone in the final round, both coming in under par.

“That set the bar right there,” Clark said.

Clark said the Lions’ performance this fall has put them in a good position in regional rankings in the spring, but the team will need a good off-season if they hope to compete nationally.

“In golf, you have to play smart, play within yourself — and they’re getting there,” Clark said.

The team begins its official season February 25 and 26 at the Men’s Pirate Invitational in Savannah, Ga.