MADISON, WIS. – UNC Greensboro men’s golf (298-285-284) completed its first appearance of the 2019-20 season finishing tied for eighth place at the Badger Invitational. The Spartans finished in a three-way tie for eighth alongside Miami (Ohio) and Iowa State. 

Senior Jonathan Brightwell (70-68-70) opened his final collegiate season finishing tied for fourth at eight-under par. During the tournament, the Charlotte native collected 11 birdies. 

Junior Justin Emmons (74-77-68) climbed to a 35thplace finish after carding a four-under 68 in the third round with six birdies to just two bogeys. The 68 was also a career-low. 

Junior Nick Lyerly (77-73-72) finished tied for 54th as he was even-par during Tuesday’s 18 holes of play. 

Junior Zack Swanson (74-77-74) completed the tournament one of five players tied for 62ndplace.  

Freshman Symon Balbin (87-69-76), meanwhile, capped off his first collegiate tournament with a four-over 76 in the final round.