By: By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
October 15, 2013
Led by All-American golfer Cory Howard, the LaGrange College Panthers delivered a strong performance at the Golfweek Fall Invitational in Sandestin, Fla.
The tournament features many of the top NCAA Division III teams in the country, and the Panthers more than held their own.
One week after winning the Oglethorpe Fall Invitational, the Panthers took second place in the Golfweek tournament.
Oglethorpe claimed the top spot by 19 strokes over LaGrange College.
The Panthers also finished second in the tournament a year ago, with Howard delivering a dominant performance en route to the individual championship.
Howard didn’t win this year’s tournament, but he did finish second, giving him another high finish.
Last season, Howard had eight top-10 finishes in the Panthers’ 10 tournaments, and he was one of just five individuals invited to play in the NCAA national championship.
At this year’s Golfweek tournament, Howard finished with a three-day total of 4-under par 209, and he closed with a 1-over 73 on Tuesday.
Howard shot a 71 in the first round, and he moved to the top of the leader board with a 66 in the second round.
On Tuesday, though, Anthony Maccaglia of Oglethorpe shot a 67 to beat Howard by three strokes.
Also for the Panthers, freshman Logan Lanier posted scores of 72, 70 and 72 to finish seventh.
Another freshman, Anthony Scolapio, opened with a 70 before falling back with a 76 in the second round.
Scolapio then closed with a 72 to move up to 19th in the final standings.
Freshman Ozborn Theam, who won last week’s tournament, had rounds of 73, 75 and 77 to finish 49th.
Sophomore Alex Ball (80-79-80) was the Panthers’ final golfer.
LaGrange College will return to the course on Oct. 28 for the O’Briant-Jensen Invitational in Greensboro, N.C.