Men’s Golf Places Fifth at the Mid-South Classic; Three Wildcats Finish in the Top 10

Men’s Golf Places Fifth at the Mid-South Classic; Three Wildcats Finish in the Top 10

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NEWTON, Kan. (September 25, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's golf team wrapped up its third tournament of the Fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Mid-South Classic in Newton, Kansas, on Tuesday.

The two-day, 12-team tournament was held at Sand Creek Station (7,022 yards, par 72) and featured eight teams listed in the 2019 NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Preseason Poll, including No. 3 Oklahoma City, No. 11 Wayland Baptist, and No. 16 Missouri Valley College.

The Wildcats (298-283-303, 884) finished the event behind Wesleyan Baptist (-13), Oklahoma City (+8), Bellevue (+21), and Missouri Valley (+16).

JWU was led by senior Matt Maloney, who posted a one-over 217 (70-71-76) for an eighth-place finish on the individual leaderboard. Senior Gustav Tegel placed tied for 10th with a three-over 219 (77-67-75) followed by senior Jared Silva (+9), who finished tied for 26th. Junior Jens Bendiksen (+11) and freshman George Berglund (+12) rounded out the JWU scores. Playing as an individual, freshman Jack Tharrington placed tied for 10th with a 3-over 219 (74-71-74).

The Wildcats will next compete in the USCB Innisbrook Invitational in Palm Harbor, Florida. Competition from Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) will begin on Monday, September 30.  

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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)

About JWU:
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit


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