Golf's Cameron Speyer Wins Individual Title at Goucher Invitational

Golf's Cameron Speyer Wins Individual Title at Goucher Invitational

By Nick Porter

PHEONIX, Md. — Southern Virginia University men's golfer Cameron Speyer won the Goucher Fall Invitational this week after shooting an 82 on Monday and a 79 Tuesday for a tournament-best 161. 

Speyer, who found himself tied for fifth place after one round, shaved three strokes off during his second round to secure the individual title.

"Cameron made a lot of great saves and fought hard overcoming some adversity today," head golf coach Blair Garner commented. "I'm really proud of him and his win is a great step for our program."

As a team, the Knights took second in the tournament, tying host Goucher College with a combined team score of 685 (+109). Drew University won the invitational with a score of 667 (+91). Southern Virginia and Goucher also participated in the CAC Fall Preview. At that tournament, Goucher outshot Southern Virginia by 68. 

Christain Kidd and Coulson Hardy secured top-ten finishes with scores of 170 (+26) and 171 (+27). Kidd jumped six places in the standings after shooting an 84 in the second round. 

Dustin Taylor rounded out the Knights' scorers with a score of 183 (+39), shooting a 92 in round one and a 91 in round two.

Andrew Mercer also competed in the tournament, finishing with a score of 202 (+36).

"We haven't played an easy course yet," Garner concluded, "and Tuesday may have been the toughest. We have made good progress but we feel we can still improve a lot for the spring."