RECAP: Hill, Godoy lead Patriots to runner-up finish

Monday, September 18, 2017

TUNICA, Miss. – UT Tyler's seniors Sam Hill and DJ Godoy both recorded top-10 finishes to help lead the Patriots to a runner-up team finish at the Rhodes College Fall Classic which was played at Tunica National.

The Patriots had their best round of the 54-hole tournament on Monday by shooting a 283 (5-under) and finished the season-opening event with a 292-287-283 – 862 for second place. Emory won the tournament by seven strokes with a three-round total of 283-285-287 – 855, while Southwestern was third with an 867.

“I’m pleased with how we kept our composure today and finished the round,” UT Tyler coach Michael McMunn said. “The potential is extremely high for this team, we just have to keep working. I’m proud of how we played this event. Being the first event for us this year, we do have a lot of things to improve on and we will need to if we want to accomplish our team goals.”

Hill led the Patriots by shooting a 5-under 67 in the final round and finishing the tournament sixth overall with a 71-76-67 – 214 to begin his senior year, while Godoy was 10th in the event with a 75-69-72 – 216. UT Tyler sophomore Trystan Perkins was 19th after carding a three-round 74-73-72 – 219 followed by Tyler Uhlig (77-71-72 – 220) and George Toone (72-74-76 – 222).

Hill, who led the tournament with 41 pars, made three birdies and an eagle during a bogey-free round on Monday to make his charge up the leaderboard for the seventh top-10 finish of his UT Tyler career. Godoy secured his first top-10 as a Patriot after shooting even-par during the final round. He made three birdies and 12 pars in the round, while Perkins was also at even-par with two birdies and 14 pars. Perkins finished second at the tournament with 39 pars out of the 54 holes played. Uhlig made an eagle in his final round and Toone led the team with 11 birdies in the tournament.

UT Tyler led the tournament with 178 pars over the two days and also had three eagles and 40 birdies as a team. Emory’s Matt Organisak and Webster’s Will Hocker led the tournament by shooting 10-under-par.

The Patriots will return to competition this weekend when they travel to play at the Tournament Town Fall Preview in Greensboro, North Carolina. The top players will compete in the event, while the UT Tyler program hosts the Al and Nancy Jones Memorial on Sept. 25-26 at Hollytree Country Club.