Bluffton men's golf team has best ever finish at HCAC ChampionshipBy Scott Van Eman, sports information intern
May 5, 2003
|Special to: The Bluffton News (May 8), Alumni e-newsletter (May 6), but you read it here first.
The Bluffton College men's golf team registered the highest finish in BC history at the Heartland Conference championship last weekend, finishing sixth overall. The tournament was held May 1 through May 3 and was hosted by Franklin College at The Legends golf course.
Bluffton was led by freshman Scott Bergman and sophomore Rick Pagniano, who both shot team low rounds of 162. Bergman and Pagniano tied for ninth in the individual standings for the tournament and also matched the BC record for low total at the tournament which was set by Pagniano last year. Bergman also posted BC's lowest round of the tournament with a 79. Rounding out the competitors for Bluffton were Nick Schreck (169), Trevor Thomas (172) and David Sekki (192).
The tournament was won by Franklin College, who tallied a team score of 627. Bluffton finished with a team total score of 665, just two strokes behind fifth place finisher Manchester. Bluffton's team score of 665 also marked the best team score ever for Bluffton in the Heartland Conference championship. The previous best team score for Bluffton was 697 reached in 2001 and 2000.
The tournament marked the end of the 2003 Bluffton College men's golf season.