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Sweet success

Former county prep standouts Archer, Prickett sweep medalist honors at the Full Moon Invitational

Montevallo’s Morgan Prickett, a former White Plains standout, scored her first collegiate win Monday in the women’s division of the Full Moon Invitational. On the cover, Oxford’s Logan Archer (R) stands with North Georgia coach Tom Fowler after winning the men’s title.

By East Alabama Sports Today

CALERA – Two former Calhoun County high school golfers had big days for their teams in Montevallo’s rescheduled Full Moon Invitational Monday at Timberline Golf Club.

North Georgia’s Logan Archer (Oxford) shot rounds of 68-69 with three eagles in his first tournament of the fall to win men’s medalist and help the Nighthawks win their first Full Moon title since 2011 with a 36-hole team scoring record.

Montevallo’s Morgan Prickett (White Plains) shot a final-round 72 to win the first individual title of her career by a shot over teammate Lacy Sheldon. Prickett shot 147 for her two rounds.

The North Georgia men shot 4-under-par 564 as a team, breaking its team 36-hole scoring record by 14 strokes. The Nighthawks finished nine shots ahead of host Montevallo as a team (leaderboard below).

“I hope it gets the team off to a good start and flowing and lets people know we’re not here to finish fifth or sixth, we’re here to win,” Archer said. “It pretty much lets everybody know we’re not here to finish in the middle of the pack.”

The tournament, postponed earlier this season due to Hurricane Irma, was played in its entirety Monday. Archer made one eagle in the first round — hitting it to 10 inches on the drivable par-4 fifth hole – and two in the second round (15 and 3).

It was the junior’s second college victory. He won his first tournament last year, a North Georgia tri-match, and had mixed results the remainder of the season. His two-round total of 5-under-par 137 was the second-best 36-hole tournament score in school history.

He could have taken it even deeper, but had four three-putts and triple bogeyed his first hole of the opening round. But the eagles made up for all that.

“It’s nice to kick off the season with a win,” Archer said. “It reassures me my game is trending in the right direction.”

ACES IN THE CROWD: Chuck Jennings scored his fourth ever hole-in-one Monday when he aced the eighth hole at Cider Ridge Golf Club from 120 yards with a choked-down 7-iron.

“The ball hit left of the pin and fed to the right,” Jennings said. “We couldn’t see the bottom of the pin or the ball. We got up to the green and there was no ball on the green. It was in the cup.”

He was playing in a group with Wayne Loeffert, Rich Frechette and Sonny Messer.

FULL MOON INVITATIONAL
At Timberline GC, Calera

MENS RESULTS
North Georgia 282-282—564
Montevallo A 291-282—573
Spring Hill 298-301—599
Montevallo B 299-307—606
West Alabama 303-304—607

Top 5 Individuals
Logan Archer, NG 68-69—137
Gary King, M-A 70-70—140
Brannon O’Pry WA 71-69—140
Matt Elliott, NG 71-71—142
Charles Wood, M-A 72-70—142

WOMEN’S RESULTS
West Alabama 310-312—622
Montevallo B 314-311—625
Montevallo A 312-313—625

Top 5 Individuals
Morgan Prickett, M-B 75-72—147
Lacy Sheldon, M-A 73-75—148
Kayla Wilbourn, UAB 77-74—151
Alexis Berger, M-B 81-74—155
Hannah McCracken, WA 76-79—155
Kaitlyn Rose WA 76-79—155
Ye Jim, WA 78-77—155

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