Georgia Southern, Wolfes win Schenkel Invitational

Nathalie Gulbis of the US kisses her trophy after winning the Evian Masters women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France Sunday, July 29, 2007.

Georgia Southern, Wolfes win Schenkel Invitational

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Georgia Southern, Wolfes win Schenkel Invitational

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Junior Scott Wolfes’ 68 on the final day of the Schenkel Invitational helped seal the tournament for host Georgia Southern, but it was a pair of aces on Saturday that gave the team serious momentum.

Georgia Southern finished at 14-under 850 at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga., Sunday, beating out runner-up Alabama-Birmingham by eight strokes.

Wolfes finished as the medalist at 7 under, but senior roommates Hayden Anderson and Will Evans share shot-of-the-week honors.

Both players recorded aces on Saturday. Evans hit a pitching wedge at the 130-yard hole No. 6, and Anderson wielded a 5-iron on the 198-yard 13th for his hole-in-one.

“To have two senior roommates have a hole-in-one on the same day at the Schenkel is unbelievable,” said Georgia Southern coach Larry Mays in a release. “It’s really indescribable.”

On Sunday, Wolfes recorded seven total birdies during his final round, and the last of his birdies may have been his most clutch. Wolfes recorded a three on the 394-yard, par-4 first hole after making bogey on 17 and 18. Wolfes started on hole No. 2 due to a shotgun start.

UAB sophomore Martin Rohwer placed second at 5 under and Virginia freshman Jimmy Stanger rounded out the top three at 4 under.

The top five included Georgia Southern at 14 under, UAB at 6 under, Central Florida at 2 under and Virginia and Texas tied at 4 over.

“Georgia Southern had a spectacular week,” UAB head coach Alan Murray said in a release. “It was a home week for Georgia Southern. I was really proud of our guys, they tried really hard. We did a lot of things well.”

The win was Georgia Southern’s first on the year.

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