Bulldogs, Taylor finish second at AAC Men's Golf Championships

Published on
April 23, 2015

Bulldogs, Taylor finish second at AAC Men's Golf ChampionshipsThe 22nd-ranked Union College men's golf team capped off a strong 2014-15 regular season with a second place finish at the 2015 Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Ga.

It what was a busy day for the Bulldogs, which began early as they had to first finish a rain shortened second round. In the end, Union posted a three-round score of 894, finishing just eight shots behind team champion Tennessee Wesleyan (886).

This marks the second straight season that TWC was able to edge Union on the team leaderboard, and also is the two best consecutive finishes in the AAC Tournament for the men's team in program history.

Individually, Simon Taylor (SR/Eckenhaid, Bayern, Germany) narrowly lost out on a chance to win an AAC Championship, finishing with a final score of 217 (70-71-76) to fall out of a potential playoff for the conference title by one shot.

Taylor, who entered the third round in first place by one shot, posted the highest finish in the AAC Championship for a Union golfer since Sam Lee was the individual medalist in 2009. Along with earning a spot on the AAC All-Tournament team, Taylor has also put himself in a position to qualify for the upcoming NAIA National Championship next month.

Elsewhere, Andy Dusek (SO/Woking, England) was able to finish 11th, finishing with a three-round score of 226 (73-78-75), and Erik Hermansson (FR/Gothenburg, Sweden) finished in a tie for 13th (229, 75-75-79). Rounding out the group was Tom Scott (SR/Tai Po, Hong Kong) (230, 77- 75-78) and Anders Bojsen (JR/Kolding, Denmark) (232, 76-71-85), who finished in ties for 20th and 23rd, respectively.

Now, Union will await word whether or not they have qualified as an at-large selection for the 2015 NAIA National Championship, which will be played in Daytona Beach, Florida beginning on May 19. Qualifiers will be announced in early May.