The Spring Hill College men's golf team opened the 2009-10 season by placing second in the college division of the Alabama State University Fall Classic at Lagoon Park Golf Course in Montgomery, Ala.
The Badgers found themselves in a 3-way tie for first after Monday's opening round shooting a combined 293 and followed up with a 290 final round on Tuesday for a total team score of 583.
Individually, junior Javier Portal of Miami shot a 73 on Monday and then cut five strokes off his score on Tuesday to shoot a 68 giving him a final (-3) 141 for a 2nd place finish.
Junior Eddie Smith of Houston, Texas, shot a 73, 71, 144 (par) total, freshman Charles Balsamico from Covington, La., turned in a 2-day total of 149 (+5), senior Will Loweth from Houston shot 151 (+7) and junior Ricky Escobar from Miami carded a 73, 79, 152 (+8).
The Badgers next play in Meridian, Miss., at the Jim Redgate Invitational hosted by Meridian Community College on September 28-29.