PRESTONSBURG – The University of Pikeville men’s golf team didn’t waste any time picking up a tournament win in the 2015-16 season, firing a two-round 601 (297-304) to capture the Alice Lloyd Invitational title by 15 strokes over Thomas More on Tuesday at StoneCrest Golf Course.
West Virginia Tech finished third with 616 strokes (309-307), Ohio Christian fourth at 661 (335-326) and a “B” team from UPIKE took fifth place with a score of 675 (339-336). Host Alice Lloyd rounded out the list after firing a 693 (345-348).
UPIKE senior Will Boyd won the individual title with the only score below par in the field of 143 (68-75).
Boyd won his fourth tournament in the last two seasons. He was an All Mid-South Conference performer last season and picked up right where he left off with a win in the 2015 opener.
Thomas More’s Jimmy Kelley fired a two-over par 146 (74-72) to finish second overall.
Boyd posted the lowest round of the tournament by four strokes with his first-round 68.
In just eight tournament’s played last season, Boyd won three titles and added three runner-up finishes.
UPIKE placed three on the all-tournament team, including Boyd, Burgess Clark (149) and newcomer Saulomon Lanigan (154).
Freshman Zac Mullins had a strong showing in his first collegiate tournament with a score of 157 (81-76).
Pikeville is scheduled to compete in the Georgetown College Fall Classic Sept. 21-22 at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club, Georgetown.