MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cory Howard won the second tournament of his collegiate career in leading the LaGrange golf team to a second place finish Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Wynlakes Intercollegiate played at the Wynlaked Golf and Country Club.
The 10th-ranked Panthers shot a final round team score of 308 for a two-day total of 608. First round leader Wittenberg won the tournament with a 592 total. The Tigers entered the tournament seventh in the Golfstat.com Division III rankings.
Howard shot a final round 1-over par 73 to win by a stroke over Wittenberg's David Wetterich. Wetterich entered the day with a one shot lead over Howard.
Howard bogeyed the fourth hole but recovered with back-to-back birdies on eight and nine to make the turn at 1-under for the round and the tournament. Wetterich, playing one group ahead of Howard, fell behind by a stroke after shooting 1-over par on the front nine.
Howard ran off four straight pars before a bogey at 14. Wetterich, after a birdie at 11, had bogeys at 16 and 18 to fall two shots back after a round of 75. Howard also had a bogey at 18 to finish at 73 and take the title.
Howard would be named the USA South Golf Player of the Week for his play. Theam was named the conference's Golf Rookie of the Week for the fifth time during the 2013-14 season.