The Milligan College men’s golf team brought home a championship title from the Jim Stewart Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Spring Championship in a two-day series April 10-11.
The Buffs finished the tournament with a total score of 588 giving them a 17-stroke win over Tennessee Wesleyan (605) and an 18-stroke win over Point University and SCAD Atlanta (606) tied for third.
The Buffs will add this victory to their regular season win over SCAD Atlanta (1186) by 16 strokes combining total scores from the fall and spring championships.
Senior Josh Gambrell and sophomores Nick Sewell and Cody Carlson represented Milligan College by making the ACC all-tournament team, according to a Milligan press release.
“Winning conference as an individual has really given me a boost of encouragement going into the NAIA Direct Qualifier,” Gambrell said. “To be able to win as a team is that much sweeter, because people usually see golf as more of an individual sport outside of anything school related. Being able to be part of a winning team like this is really special.”
Gambrell said the men’s golf team has not accomplished anything like this since his freshman year.
“To play like this my last year is a nice way to go out,” Gambrell said.
Now, Carlson said the team really looks forward to the NAIA National Championship.
“It will be a tough test for us, but a test I know we can handle if we stick to what has worked well for us–playing one shot at a time.”
Carlson expressed good wishes for Gambrell who will graduate in a few weeks, acknowledging his contributions to the team over the last four years. He also spoke of his gratitude to God for the gifts he was given.
Milligan College women’s golf team also made an appearance in the ACC Spring Championship, where they came in second place. Senior Cassidy Gibson and juniors Megan Gaylor and Michaela Matheson each finished in the top five and earned a spot on the all-tournament team.