Golf: Ben Womack wins individual title at Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall Invitational

Golf: Ben Womack wins individual title at Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall Invitational

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ben Womack put together his second straight round of under 70 on Tuesday to win the individual title at the Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall Invitational. LaGrange tied for fifth in the final team standings after shooting a 1-under 287 for a two-day total of even par 576.

Womack shot a 5-under par 67 over the Royal Lakes Country Club course to win by one stroke over Hampden-Sydney's John Hatcher Ferguson and Alex Rubino with an 8-under par total of 136. Ferguson was tied with Womack, but bogeyed the par 5 18th hole. Womack had six birdies against only one bogey. For the tournament, he had 10 birdies and only two bogeys. The 67 tied for his career low, set last fall at the Golfweek Fall Invitational. Womack became the first LC golfer to have back-to-back sub 70 rounds since Logan Lanier did it in the first and second rounds of the 2016 Jekyll Island Invitational. He is also the first to win a tournament since Lanier won the USA South championship in 2017.

Sam Rogers had a final round 2-under par 70. He tied for 14th with a 2-under total of 142. Rogers had an up and down day. He had a team round best of seven birdies to go against three bogeys and a double bogey. Nathan Garner and Cameron Starr each posted final rounds of 75 and Jay Adams had a 79.

The Panthers next tournament is the Golfweek Division III Invitational at the Raven Golf Club in Miramar, Florida on Oct. 13-15.