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The Albany State University men’s golf team won the SIAC Golf Championship on Wednesday in Peachtree City. It is the third straight SIAC title for the Golden Rams, who now get an automatic bid into the NCAA Men’s Regional Championship. ASU’s Tyler Hanson finished first overall in the tournament.

PEACHTREE CITY — The Albany State University men’s golf team captured the 2019 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference golf championship on Wednesday afternoon at Flat Creek Golf Course.

“It has always been about building a winning culture,” said ASU head coach Gary Hilton. “To win three championships in all three years of the program’s history is rewarding.”

The Golden Rams shot a final-round 293 and won the championship by 44 strokes over Spring Hill College. Albany State finished the two-day tournament with a 912 to claim its third consecutive title (2017-19). Spring Hill fired a 956 to take second, while Miles College finished third with a 957.

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“These guys have worked extremely hard and to win two tournaments this season is proof that we are doing something right,” said Hilton.

Tyler Hanson, who earned All-SIAC First Team, finished in first place with a 221 (74-79-71), while Jackson Crandall and Abhinav Walia both were named to the All-SIAC and finished fifth and eighth with a 235 (78-78-79) and 236 (79-84-73), respectively. ASU’s Player of the Year Chase McLain secured the second place spot with a 227 total score.

With the win, the Golden Rams earned the conference’s automatic qualifier for the NCAA Men’s Regional Championship.

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