ASHEVILLE, N.C. - With a strong performance at the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Spring Championship, Milligan College captured the 2016-17 AAC Men's Golf Regular-Season Championship.
Milligan entered this week's spring event in a second-place tie with Point University and St. Andrews University as all three squads were two strokes behind SCAD Atlanta. SCAD Atlanta won the fall event with a team score of 580, while Milligan, Point, and St. Andrews each posted a score of 582. Making things more interesting was the fact Tennessee Wesleyan University lurked close behind in fifth at 583.
However, Milligan dominated play at the Elizabethton Golf Course in Elizabethton, Tenn., winning with a 588, 17 strokes better than second-place Tennessee Wesleyan, which posted a 605. SCAD Atlanta and Point tied for third at 606.
Combining the scores from the fall and spring meets, Milligan came out on top in the regular-season standings with a total score of 1,170. SCAD Atlanta is second at 1,186, and Tennessee Wesleyan and Point tied for third at 1,188. St. Andrews rounds out the top five at 1,198.
This is the first regular-season championship for Milligan in men's golf since the 2013-14 season.
Up next is the NAIA Direct Qualifier Championship where the AAC Tournament champion will be crowned. The 54-hole event will be held on April 24-25 at the Governors Town Club in Acworth, Ga.
|2016-17 AAC Men's Golf Regular-Season Standings|