After a 12th place finish at the Tennessee River Rumble last week, the Hillsdale College golf team traveled to Indiana for the three-day, 54-hole Greyhound Invitational. The team finished the tournament on Tuesday at 17th overall with a 59-over-par 923.
Despite the disappointing overall team results, junior Liam Purslowe followed up last week’s tied-second finish with a tied-21, eight shots behind the leader. After shooting 78 (+6) on Sunday and losing ground to the field, Purslowe came back with a 70 (-2) the next day and followed that up with an even par 72 on Tuesday.
“I just putted horribly in the first round. It was by far the worst putting round I’ve had all year,” Purslowe said.
Purslowe’s putting was key to his comeback, as it allowed him to take advantage of the position his ball striking put him in and make birdies.
“I played pretty much the same all three rounds but became more confident on the greens and sunk a lot more putts in rounds two and three.”
Head coach Nate Gilchrist said he has seen consistency out of Purslowe all spring.
“He plays with patience and discipline and sticks to his game plan without getting frustrated when things aren’t going as planned,” Gilchrist said.
This was the last event before the G-MAC Championships in two weeks on Monday, April 23. The team will be working hard in the coming weeks, preparing for a strong showing at the Championships.
“The team is working on short game and attitude to prepare for the G-MAC Championships,” Gilchrist said.