The men's golf team showed why they carried the No. 2 ranking in the nation this weekend by dusting the field to win their 10th SCAC Men's Golf Championship at the Tunica Resorts in Mississippi. The Petrels led wire-to-wire to take the hardware for the fourth time in five years and earn their 14th trip to the NCAA Championships.
Junior Eric Quinn won medalist honors and the SCAC Golfer-of-the-Year distinction by shooting 3-under par for the event to win by 7 strokes. Freshman Anthony Maccaglia finished tied for 6th at 8-over par to earn both First Team All-Conference and Freshman of the Year honors. Sophomore Hayden Jones joined them on the All-SCAC First Team by shooting 4-over par and finishing in a tie for second place.
Senior Matt Rebitch and sophomore Anthony Amodeo also enjoyed fine weekends, coming home in a tie for 14th and 17th place, respectively.
The Petrels shot the low round of the tournament on all three days to leave their competition in a fight for second place. Oglethorpe ultimately finished 21 strokes clear of second place Birmingham, who tracked down Centre on Sunday for the second place honor.
Automatic bid in hand, the Petrels will now turn their attentions to the 2012 NCAA Championships, which the school is co-hosting with the Central Florida Sports Commission, to be held May 15-18 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.