ANDERSON, S.C. -- Jacob Scruggs fired a one-over par 73 to add to his even par round yesterday, leading the Belmont Abbey freshman to a second-place finish in the Anderson Invitational Tuesday. He finished just one shot behind medalist Mack Sheppard of Catawba, who struggled to a 76 today, but was able to hang onto the win at even-par 144.
Belmont Abbey, who entered two groups in the competition, placed fifth and 10th overall. Scruggs anchored the leading team, which shot 303 today. Michael Mead tied for 19th at nive-over 153 (77-76), while Olivier Arsenault tied for 22nd three shots back (82-74=156). Maurizio DeBono carded a second straight 80 to tie for 33rd, while Colin Reno was 37th at 162 (80-82).
The second set of Crusaders featured four players. Connor Rinoski tied for 22nd at 156 (77-79), while John Walker (74-89) and Austin Gliha (81-82) tied for 38th at 164. Brody Davis posted an 86 Tuesday for a total of 167 (t45).