The Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, Ala. hosted the 54-hole championship for the first time. The course played to a par of 72 over 6774 yards. There were 42 golfers and eight teams competing for the 2012 Championship.
Union dominated play in the third round on Tuesday. The team posted a tournament best 298. Trevecca also turned in a 298 during Monday's second round. For the tournament the Bulldogs totaled a team score of 302-301-298=901. Second place Blue Mountain turned in a 313-306-304=923. The rest of the field included: Cumberland University (316-306-310=932), Bethel University (318-323-312=953), Martin Methodist (325-318-318=961), Freed-Hardeman (334-335-345=1014), and Lyon College (357-350-347=1054).
The rest of the all-tournament team are: Kyle Long of Union (75-75-74=224), Austin Garrett of Cumberland (77-76-73=226), Adam Hall of Blue Mountain (77-74-77=228), Michael Collie of Blue Mountain (75-75-78=228), Reece Miller of Bethel (77-75-81=233), Dustin Thomas of Cumberland (75-78-80=233), and Austin Bynum of Blue Mountain (79-77-77=233).
Trevecca was allowed to play, but weren't eligible for the championship or awards. Trevecca recorded a team score of 306-298-313=917. TNU senior Joey Bradley tied Individual Medalist Brett Barry with a 70-68-75=213. Barry and Bradley went to an unofficial playoff, which Bradley won on the first hole.
TranSouth Tournament and Season Awards
Player of the Year - Brett Barry - Union
Coach of the Year - Danny McKenzie - Blue Mountain
Freshman of the Year - Joel Conway - Martin Methodist
Team Champion - Union University
TranSouth Championship Medalist - Brett Barry
Brett Barry - Union
Kyle Long - Union
Austin Garrett - Cumberland
Adam Hall - Blue Mountain
Michael Collie - Blue Mountain
Reece Miller - Bethel
Dustin Thomas - Cumberland
Austin Bynum - Blue Mountain
TranSouth Men's Golf Scholar-Athletes
Blue Mountain (2) Rob Goodson*, Adam Hall
Bethel University (2) Justin Rea, Chris Yeater
Cumberland University (4) Austin Garrett, Dustin Thomas, Paul Vaughan, Austin Whitmer
Freed-Hardeman (2) Bryant Cashion*, Grant James
Martin Methodist (2) Will Walker*, Blake Moore
Trevecca Nazarene (3) Skip Jones, David Saldana, Stephen Williams
Union University (5) Charlie Pittman, Brett Barry, Kyle Long, Ryan Mantooth*, Ben Waits
*NAIA Scholar Athlete