Trey Crenshaw breaks records in tournament win


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Trey Crenshaw (center) celebrates his victory at the Golfweek Fall Challenge.

At the Golfweek Fall Challenge, CCU’s Trey Crenshaw finished in first place while breaking former men’s golf program records.

Crenshaw finished the tournament shooting an impressive 18 under par. During the three-day tournament, Crenshaw also had one eagle and 19 birdies which propelled him to his first win in his college career.

On the final day of the tournament, Crenshaw recorded nine of his 19 birdies to widen the gap for his victory. Tyler Goecke from Wright State University was the closest to Crenshaw, who finished in second and shot 13 under. His performance broke the 54-hole program record.

Crenshaw’s 18 under broke the record of 15 under, set by former Coastal Carolina golfer and Masters Tournament Champion, Dustin Johnson. Crenshaw said he did not realize he had broken Johnson’s program record until after he finished the last hole.


“I didn’t realize I had done it. I tapped in on the last hole and coach said ‘you just broke the 54-hole record.’ It didn’t really set in until I hugged my mom and dad and they got really emotional,” Crenshaw said. “It’s just really cool that he’s done so much in golf and to say that I have beat him in something is pretty cool.”

After the tournament, Crenshaw was recognized as the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for the first time in his collegiate career, which also surprised him.

“It came as a surprise because in Minnesota another Sun Belt golfer won, but I guess the fact that I broke that 54-hole record solidified that for me,” Crenshaw said.

The Chanticleers will be back in action at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Oct. 9-11.