As most students at College of Charleston spent their Halloween weekend in temperatures that were a little chilly, but the members of the CofC Men’s Golf team were able to spend Halloween in the more tropical temperatures of Hawaii. The Cougars spent October 3oth through November 1st participating in the. The tournament was hosted by the University of Hawaii and was played at Puakea Golf Course.
The College of Charleston was one of six teams participating in the tournament along with the University of Hawaii, North Dakota State, San Diego, Seattle, and Utah Valley State.
The Cougars wrapped up day one of the tournament in second place with a score of 1-under 289, only four shots behind the leader, Hawaii. Junior John Duke Hudson led CofC for day one, ending up with a score 1-under 70.
During the second day of tournament play, sophomore Alex Ellis led CofC 3-under 69. The Cougars maintained their second place position with 3-under 285 for day two and a total of 2-under 574 for both days. CofC was still seven shots behind Hawaii.
The final day of the tournament San Diego pulled ahead of both CofC and Hawaii as they improved their game each day starting with 296, then 284, and finally 270 giving them a total score of 14-under with a score of 850 for the tournament. Hawaii finished second just one shot behind San Diego with a total 13-under 851 score for the tournament. The College of Charleston wrapped up the tournament in third place with a score of 1-over 289 for day three and a total score of 1-under 863 for the tournament. Junior John Duke Hudson once again led the Cougars for day three by having a score of 1-under 71. Hudson finished third overall for the tournament with a score of 211.
Sophomore Alex Ellis, senior Cabe Prieskorn, and junior Neil Gowan all tied for 10th place in the tournament with a score of 218, while senior Henry Smart tied for 17thwith 221. Senior Seth Stuart tied for 14th in the tournament with a score of 219 but placed second in the individual tournament.
Overall the tournament went well for the Cougars and the team was able to spend a nice time away in Hawaii. This tournament was the last for the fall season for the Men’s Golf Team. The Cougars will return to start up the spring golf season in February.