GOLF: Sand Sharks’ Peters, Thomas go 1-2 at Oldfield Classic

The USCB men’s golf team was looking to defend its Oldfield Classic championship this week, and while the Sand Sharks did not find themselves at the top of the leaderboard, USCB senior standout Dawson Peters did, shooting a combined 6-under 210 to capture his second win of the season. 

Peters posted steady rounds of 71 and 69 on Monday, then completed the job wiht a 2-under 70 in the final round to edge teammate Jacob Thomas by one shot. 

“Finishing 6-under over these two days, I will definitely take it,” Peters said. “It’s just good to get another win.” 

Peters also earned a victory in the Starkey Golf Classic earlier this season.  

Sand Shark junior Thomas was left with an eagle putt on the final hole Tuesday to tie Peters for the lead. After leaving the putt a little short, Thomas walked away with a runner-up finish at 5-under 211 (73-66-72). 

While the Sand Sharks achieved great individual success, the team finished third, shooting a combined 13-over 877 (295-285-297). USCB rival Point University walked away with the hardware, shooting a combined 6-over 870 (292-289-289).

The Sand Sharks feel comfortable their strong play will carry on to the Skyhawk invitational. The two-day tournament is set for March 8-9 in Pine Mountain, Ga. 

By Carlo Perruzza

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