STATESBORO, Ga. – Both Hunter Logan and the No. 24 Mississippi State men’s golf team closed the 43rd Schenkel Invitational in second place. The Bulldogs finished 11 strokes behind the hosts, No. 19 Georgia Southern.
State totaled 26 birdies combined in the final round and 62 for the tournament, including four eagles. The Bulldogs finished the tournament at 16-under, marking the second time this season that State has finished 10 strokes under par or better. Four different players shot under par for the day.
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Logan finished the tournament as the individual runner-up just one stroke behind the individual medalist, Georgia Southern’s Ben Carr, who was competing on his home course. Logan shot two rounds in the 60s over the weekend, including a career-low 65 in the first round and 69 on Sunday.
“I thought we really battled hard today,” head coach Dusty Smith said. “We showed a lot of character this week in how we competed and handled adversity this week. I’m really happy for Hunter in how he rebounded from the last tournament. It shows a lot about what he is made of.”
Logan shot bogey-free on the back nine in the first round, as well as the front nine in the second and third rounds. His runner-up performance tied his career-best finish and gives him three career top-five finishes.
Ford Clegg posted his 12th career top-10 finish, shooting 3-under through three rounds. After ending the first round one stroke over, he bounced back with consecutive rounds of 70. Clegg carded 10 birdies and an eagle, along with a bogey-free front nine in the second round.
Ruan Pretorius finished just one stroke behind Clegg in 11th. He recorded 14 birdies through 54 holes, carding back-to-back birdies four separate times throughout the tournament. Pretorius also went bogey-free on 21 consecutive holes, from the second hole in the first round to the fourth hole in the second round.
Garrett Endicott tied for 24th, and Austin Vukovits ended play tied for 38th. Vukovits made five of his 10 tournament birdies consecutively in the final round.
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