The Kentucky State men’s golf team used a solid performance on the third and final day of the 2014 SIAC Golf Championship Tournament to secure the conference crown. The Thorobreds finished the three round tournament, played at the Woodward Golf & Country Club in Bessemer, Alabama, with a championship worthy scorecard of 991.


The Thorobreds, who trailed Morehouse by one stroke heading into the third round, put together a 338 team scorecard in the final round of play, six strokes better than the Maroon Tigers, 344. The solid final day secured the comeback for KSU as they defeated Morehouse (996) by five strokes for the tournament title.

After a slow start in the first round of the tournament on Monday, the Thorobreds bounced back with a single round low team score of 317 on Tuesday to set themselves up for a final push on Wednesday.

“Just like this whole season, this team battled and fought themselves out of a hole and persevered through this whole tournament,” Head Coach Harry Stinson said. “They came together early in the season and that showed today with their ability to handle the pressure of competing for a championship.”

Sophomore Joseph White (74/82/79, 235) was the top finisher for the Thorobreds, finishing the championship tournament in a tie for third place with a 235 total. After being named to the SIAC All-Conference Second Team after the regular season, White was named to the SIAC All-Tournament Team for his performance during the tournament.

Senior Dylan Riley (91/75/85, 251), an SIAC All-Conference First Team member, capped off his final round for the Thorobreds with an 85 on Wednesday. Riley finished in a tie for 11th place.

Freshman Hunter Pike (81/77/88, 246) and Gabriel McMichael (90/83/86, 259) both finished in the top-15. Pike slipped a bit in the final round but still finished with the eighth best score of the tournament. McMichael finished in a tie for 14th place after the final round of play.

“Our freshman played a big part in this team win and are the cornerstone of this team’s future,” Stinson said of his two first year players.

Senior Julian Jeter-Davis (99/96/99, 294) put up a 99 on his scorecard to cap his tournament performance and finishes his KSU career with a conference championship.

“I’m so happy for our pair of seniors, especially Julian, because he saw ups and downs on the course but still saw the big picture and was the leader of this squad,” Stinson said.

Stinson was named the 2014 SIAC Golf Tournament Most Outstanding Coach.

Dominique Worthen of LeMoyne-Owen College held on for the individual low scorecard of the tournament. Worthen, the 2014 SIAC Golfer of the Year, shot a 78 on Wednesday for a tournament total of 224.

Individual Leader Board:

Place Name School Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total
1 Dominique Worthen LeMoyne-Owen 74 72 78 224
2 Jerrell Hubbard Paine 81 75 75 231
T-3 Joseph White Kentucky State 74 82 79 235
T-3 Kelly Allen Benedict 86 76 73 235
5 Khaliq Dansby Miles 75 79 85 239
6 Justin McElderry Morehouse 81 78 82 241
7 Anthony Body Morehouse 75 81 86 242
8 Hunter Pike Kentucky State 81 77 88 246
9 Jacob McCurry Miles 83 86 78 247
10 Jordan Buchanan Benedict 82 84 84 250
T-11 Bruce Cousin Morehouse 83 80 88 251
T-11 Dylan Riley Kentucky State 91 75 85 251
13 Rhalston Jones Benedict 81 85 87 253
T-14 Palmer Wood Paine 87 87 85 259
T-14 Gabriel McMichael Kentucky State 90 83 86 259
T-14 J.T. Hyer Paine 90 88 81 259
17 Trey Reynolds Miles 79 90 92 261
18 Robert Johnson Benedict 85 93 86 264
19 Christopher Norman Morehouse 86 91 88 265
20 Trevor Barber Miles 93 88 87 268
21 Jordan Bailey Paine 91 92 104 287
22 Brandon Henderson LeMoyne-Owen 107 94 91 292
23 Justin Tate LeMoyne-Owen 92 94 107 293
24 Julian Jeter-Davis Kentucky State 99 96 99 294
25 Janko Popovic LeMoyne-Owen 99 110 101 310
26 Prentice Bell Paine 115 115 118 348
27 Glen Pickett Miles 132 120 123 375
28 Sheldon Allen Morehouse 83 WD WD WD
29 McArthur Thompson Benedict 103 123 WD WD
30 Christian Colburn LeMoyne-Owen 135 WD WD WD

Team Leader Board:

School Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total
Kentucky State 336 317 338 991
Morehouse 322 330 344 996
Benedict 334 338 330 1002
Miles 330 343 342 1015
LeMoyne-Owen 372 370 377 1119
Paine 349 342 345 1036

SIAC All-Tournament Team

Name School
Dominique Worthen LeMoyne-Owen
Jerrell Hubbard Paine College
Kelly Allen Benedict College
Joseph White Kentucky State
Khaliq Dansby Morehouse College

Tournament MVP: Dominique Worthen

2014 SIAC Golf Tournament Most Outstanding Coach: Harry Stinson