FARMVILLE, VA-The Hampden-Sydney golf team took home first place in the 2012 Hampden-Sydney Invitational at the Manor. The Tigers saw two players place in the top five individually, with Rick O'Connell (Goochland, VA/Goochland) shooting a 74 and 75 (+5) to finish second, Drew Arnold (Chatham, VA/Chatham) shooting 75 and 75 (+6) for fourth, and George Whiting (Charlotte, NC/Myers Park) shooting a pair of 76's (+8) to round out the top five.
The Hampden-Sydney B-team finished fifth overall and was led by rookies Thomas Cole (79, 77, +6) and Trent Tuttle (78, 82, +16), who finished sixth and ninth, respectively. Drew Smith (Warrenton, VA/Fauquier) tied for 24th with scores of 82 and 83, and Forrest Wilson (Alexandria, VA/Potomac) finished 42nd with rounds of 83 and 90. Brian Hickey (Purcellville, VA/Loudoun Valley) rounded out the B-team as his 87 and 94 were good enough for 49th.
Hampden-Sydney will return to action in the Virginia State Tournament in Danville. The tournament will be played from the 29th to the 30th.