Lewis Chitengwa Invitational: Tennessee runs away, winning by twelve shots
09 Apr 2024
by Amit Pandey of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Lewis Chitengwa Memorial, Birdwood Golf Course, Luke Clanton Rankings

Tennessee won its third title of the season (Tennessee Athletics Photo)
Tennessee won its third title of the season (Tennessee Athletics Photo)

The Tennessee men’s golf team, who is ranked No. 7 nationally, shot 27-under 825 with rounds of 276-269-280, securing the team championship at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial, held at Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville, Va.

The Volunteers won by twelve to win their program-record-tying third title of the season, following their triumphs at the Visit Knoxville Collegiate in September of 2023 and the Fighting Irish Classic in October of 2023.

Florida State concluded with rounds of 280-282-275, securing the runner-up position at 15-under par. Following 16 shots behind, North Florida and Arkansas shared a third-place finish, both ending at 1 over par. North Florida's scores of 279-290-284 matched Arkansas' rounds of 284-285-284, resulting in a T3 finish at 1-over 853.

In the individual competition, Florida State sophomore Luke Canton shot rounds of 68-66-64, securing his third consecutive collegiate title at 15-under par.

Clanton's remarkable achievement follows previous victories at the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 12 and the Valspar Collegiate Invitational on March 26. A final-round 64 at Lewis Chitengwa solidified his status as the sole Seminole golfer to triumph in three consecutive tournaments.

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Clanton, currently ranked No. 4 on the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings, was named Golfer of the Month by the Atlantic Coast Conference in March.

Tennessee had three players finish inside the top 10, with redshirt senior Bryce Lewis leading the pack. Lewis secured a runner-up finish at 10-under with rounds of 71-63-69.

Sophomore Evan Woosley-Reed followed closely behind, carding rounds of 67-70-69 for a T3 finish at 7-under. Redshirt freshman Bruce Murphy rounded out the impressive display with scores of 68-67-72, securing a solo-sixth-place finish at 6-under.

Results: Lewis Chitengwa Memorial
1FLLuke ClantonMiami Lakes, FL60068-66-64=198
2TNBryce LewisHendersonville, TN40071-63-69=203
T3CTBen JamesMilford, CT30066-73-67=206
T3TNEvan Woosley-ReedShelbyville, TN30067-70-69=206
T3OREthan TsengPortland, OR30071-65-70=206

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54-hole men's college tournament hosted by the University of Virginia. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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