Wildcats finish 18th at Royal Lakes Fall Invitational

Wildcats finish 18th at Royal Lakes Fall Invitational

Flowery Branch, Ga. -- Johnson & Wales continued their season at the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational, hosted by Oglethorpe University.

In the first round on Monday, the Wildcats were led by Alexander Fernandez (St. Johns, Fla.) who finished +8 on the day.  Fernandez birdied on holes 8 and 16, both par 3 holes. Fernandez improved his score on Tuesday, shooting 75 with two more birdies on holes 3 and 18. 

Steven Gadient (Centennial, Colo.) finished 2nd for Johnson & Wales on both days. Gadient had a rough back nine on day one, but was able to get his swing going again through holes 1-9. Gadient finished the first day +14 . On Tuesday, Gadient finished +4 with a birdie on hole 16. He shot par on 10 holes on Tuesday.

Manuel Garcia III (Lakewood, Colo.) was +14 after the first day of the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational. Garcia had two birdes on the day but had two holes on the back nine give him problems. On Tuesday, Garcia had a better outing, finishing +11 but had eight holes at par.

Andrew Thimjon (Hillsoboro, Ore.) rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats with a +8 on day one. Thimjon had a birdie on hole 8 and finished at par on eight other holes. On Tuesday, Thimjon had a tougher start to the day, finding himself back early in the morning looking to get out of trouple. Thimjon finished +19 in Tuesday's round.

The Wildcats finished +131 in the two day tournament and in 18th place. Babson College (MA) and Greensboro College (NC) tied for first place with both squads finishing +8.

Johnson & Wales will host their inaugural Wildcat Invitational on Friday, October 19 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora.