Men's Golf takes sixth in AutoTrader.com Classic

The Mercer Men’s Golf team started off the week strong after their Brickyard Championship. Two members of the team, senior Hans Reimers and freshman Emmanuel Kountakis, were named Atlantic Sun Co-Players of the Week. The Bears captured this title after leading the team to victory at the Brickyard Tournament.

The whole team also gathered recognition in GolfWeek magazine. The Bears were selected as Golfweek’s Team of the Week and garnered the top spot in the outlet’s “5 Things to Know Right Now”.  In addition, the win was also featured on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program with host Gary Williams.

“[The Brickyard] was the first team win we have had in a few years, and our freshmen have played great,” said Reimers.

Next, the Bears travelled to Georgia State’s AutoTrader.com on Oct. 14 and 15.

The first day for the Bears started off a little less than expected. The Bears placed seventh at the end of the day on Monday. The team was led by Reimers who scored under 70 in both rounds.

The team stepped up their game in the last rounds on Tuesday to secure fifth place at the end of the tournament.

Senior Trey Rule finished in an individual tie for fourth place. This was a career high finish for him, as well as his third top ten individual finish.

Reimers tied for 18th place, and senior James Beale shot a tournament total of 220 to tie for 43rd place.

The last two members of the team, freshman Emmanuel Kountakis and freshman Sean Smothers placed 60th and 69th respectively.

Mercer finishes its fall schedule at the University of North Florida/Georgia Southern Intercollegiate at Deerwood Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla. The two-day event begins Nov. 4.