ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (September 25, 2018) – Rollins followed its strong opening day to the season with another solid performance Tuesday, finishing tied for fourth at the Jay Jennison Cup.
The 14th-ranked Tars were even par in the final round, shooting a 288 to finish the event six-over (295-287-288). Third-ranked Barry was the runaway winner, finishing 34-under with scores of 282-272-276 (830). Young Harris took runner-up honors with a two-under 862 (290-286-286) and Lander finished third with a four-over 868.
Rollins tied with seventh-ranked USC Aiken, two shots clear of sixth-place Barton.
Flagler College served as host of the event at the World Golf Village Slammer and Squire Course in St. Augustine.
"What a great start to the 2018 campaign," said Head Coach Kyle Frakes. "We started as young as a team as we have in quite some time with two true freshmen in the line-up; both had solid debuts. Junior transfer Trystan Perkins also had a terrific start to his career."
Perkins led the Tars at the event, finishing tied for 11th. The UT-Tyler transfer opened with a two-under 70 and followed with matching rounds of 73 to finish even-par with 216 strokes.
Freshman Nicholas Bessire and senior Will Hall tied for 26th with four-over scores of 220. Bessire carded rounds of 76-69-75 in his first collegiate event. Hall battled through rounds of 80-74 on Monday before vaulting 34 spots on the leaderboard with a career-best 66 in the final round.
"I'm so happy for Will," added Frakes. "He fought back from a tough first day with a 66 in the final round. He has been working incredibly hard and I'm so happy to see that hard work pay off for him."
Louis-Francois Charpentier competed as an individual and tied for 44th with scores of 75-70-79 (224, +8).
Rollins is back in action Oct. 15-16 at the TVA Credit Union Invitational in Florence, Alabama.