Jones Cup Team Places Fourth in U.S.

Published on November 16, 2016

Eastern Kentucky University’s PGA Golf Management Program finished fourth at the recent Jones Cup Tournament in Saint Lucie, Florida.

The team shot a two-day team total of 603 (303-300), marking the highest finish to date for the Colonels. Last year, EKU placed 11th out of 19 teams.

All 19 accredited PGA Golf Management universities nationwide participated in the two-day, 36-hole stroke play event at PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course.

This year’s EKU Jones Cup team featured Nathan Bratcher, a junior from Louisville, Kentucky; Tyler Collet, a senior from Cross Lanes, West Virginia; Madison Erskine, a freshman from Ronceverte, West Virginia; Phillip Webb, a sophomore from Irvine, Kentucky; and Robert Wolfers, a junior from Spring City, Pennsylvania. Three of the five team members — Bratcher, Collet and Wolfers — also played on the 2015 EKU Jones Cup team. EKU PGM faculty member Ross Lingenfelder accompanied the team.      

Collet won the Individual Medalist award with the lowest two-day score (143). “The Jones Cup this year was great,” Collet said. “Last year I played great, but I went into this year with a goal to be under par for the two days, which I accomplished.”

“It is very exciting to be a part of a team that made history at Jones Cup this year, and we had our best finish to date,” Wolfers said. “To be a part of that means a great deal, but we also have a bright future with guys ready now that will represent EKU in future Jones Cups.”

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