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Men’s Golf Central: The Goodwin

Men's Golf Central: The Goodwin

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The seventh-ranked Tennessee men’s golf team is back in action Thursday for its third spring contest, The Goodwin, presented by Palo Alto Networks and hosted by Stanford.

The event, which is in its 54th year of existence, features 54 holes of stroke play from Thursday through Saturday.

The tournament will take place at TPC Harding Park. The par-70, 7,193-yard course has hosted numerous professional tournaments, such as the WGC –American Express Championship (2005), The Presidents Cup (2009), The Charles Schwab Cup Championships (2010-12), and the WGC-Cadillac Match Play (2015).

According to Golfweek/Bushnell’s Coaches Poll, five participating teams are ranked in the top 25, with Tennessee being the highest-rated team in the field.

The Vols are coming off a seventh-place finish in a strong field at the Cabo Collegiate. Jake Hall was Tennessee’s best finisher after shooting 7-under and tying for fourth. Hall’s top-five finish came in a field with 18 of the top 50 amateurs in the world.


Jake Hall

The Knoxville native has been the most consistent force for the Vols this season and has posted five top-25 finishes in six starts this season. Additionally, the redshirt senior boasts a team-leading stroke average of 69.50 and has shot a team-best 16 rounds of par or better.

Josh Hill

Hill is coming off a strong showing at the Wolfpack Individual where he placed tied for third after shooting 2-under overall. The sophomore has three top-25 finishes this season and a 72.94 stroke average.

Bryce Lewis

The Hendersonville, Tennessee, native is set to compete in his 45th career tournament at The Goodwin. Lewis has shot 11 rounds of par or better and logged three top-25 finishes this season alone. Additionally, the redshirt senior looks to extend his program record of rounds of par or better to 80.

Lance Simpson

Simpson heads into The Goodwin with a 71.61 season scoring average and two top-25 finishes, with the most recent coming at the Puerto Rico Classic where he tied for 21st.

Bruce Murphy

The Atlanta, Georgia, native is set to make his lineup debut at The Goodwin after having successful showings in various individual tournaments. The redshirt freshman’s best showing came at the Wolfpack Individual where he captured his first career individual title by eight strokes after shooting 11-under overall. His second-round score of 62 (-9) tied the second-best 18-hole score in relation to par in…


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