Facing high winds and heavy rain in the final round, the North Carolina men’s golf team tied for second place along with Louisville in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational. Tennessee won the tournament.
The Tar Heels faced 14 other teams at the tournament, with eight of those being ranked in the top-50 teams in the country — No. 43 Tennessee, No. 22 Louisville, No. 17 North Florida, No. 30 N.C. State, No. 19 Clemson, No. 37 TCU, No. 21 Alabama and No. 9 Auburn.
Individually, the Tar Heels finished all over the scoreboard. Junior Austin Hitt and sophomore Ryan Gerard tied for 11th place with a score of 220 after both played well in all three rounds. Notably, Hitt had the third-best first round score, and maintained a finish near the top.
First-year Ryan Burnett shot 225 and placed in a tie for 25th, while senior Joshua Martin and first-year Luis Castro each shot 228 and tied for 34th place. First-year Dougie Ergood finished in 74th place with a score of 238 to round out the performances of the Tar Heels.