CONOVER, N.C. – With a fifth place finish as a team, the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters punched their ticket to the NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship on Wednesday (May 9). Joining the Railsplitters will be two individuals from South Atlantic Conference schools; Tom Forster of Carson-Newman and Carlos Leandro from Newberry.
The Railsplitters carded an even-par 284 in the third and final round at the par-71 Rock Barn Country Club to secure their spot in the National Championship. Leading the way was Sam Broadhurst, who finished second overall, after firing a two-under-par 69 in the third round. Harry Boyle followed close behind in sixth place with a three-under 68 in the final round. SAC Freshman of the Year, Dan Bradbury, carded a 74 (+3) in the last round, and Brady Davis shot 73 (+2). Rounding out the field for the Railsplitters was Garrett Tucker with a third round score of 77 (+6).
Carson-Newman just missed the cut as a team finishing ninth. Forster, the SAC Men's Golf Championship Medalist, finished with a tournament score of 214 (+1) for the three-day event, placing him in a tie for 15th place and advancing him to the National Championship as one of two golfers with the lowest scorers not on a team advancing to the National Championship.
Newberry's Leandro, the SAC Men's Golfer of the Year, also shot a three-day total of 214 (+1) tying Forster for 15th place overall and advancing to the National Championship. As a team the Wolves finished in a tie for 15th place.
Coker's Wanjoo Lee carded a two-over-par 73 in the final round and finished in 73rd place overall as an individual.