Boys Varsity Golf · Walton Men’s Golf finishes 7th at Larry Nelson Invitational

Marietta, GA. – Walton’s Matthew Giesler (2021) and Matthew Feste(2020) each fired a score of 3 over par and finished tied for 9th place at the Larry Nelson Invitational.  Matthew Giesler is now four for four this year in top 10 individual finishes with a season scoring average of 75.0.  Matthew Feste picked up his third consecutive top 10 individual finish and dropped his season scoring average to 76.0.


In its first year, the Larry Nelson Invitational was his home course, Atlanta Country Club.  Larry Nelson is a 10 time PGA Tour winner and 19 time Champions Tour winner.  He won three majors, the 1983 U.S. Open, and at the PGA Championship in 1981 and 1987, along with representing the U.S. in the Ryder Cup in 1979, 1981 and 1987.  Mr. Nelson was on hand to watch the players on the course and talk with them during the player’s dinner.  The tournament featured 13 teams and 78 individuals, including 37 players ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Tripp Morris (2020) tied for 33rd with a 9 over 81, bringing this season scoring average to 78.3.

Ryan Doolittle was the fourth Walton score, finishing in a tie for 50th with a 13 over 85.

Avery Arasin and Cole Michalek both shot 86, good for a tie for 50th place.

Sam Lape of Westminster and Eli Scott of Hart County shared medalist honors with 2 under  par 70’s.  Marist High School took the team title with a team score of 297, Westminster finished second at 303.   Walton finished in 7th place with a score of 316.

The Raiders continue PGA Tour week traveling to the Chris Kirk Classic on Wednesday April 11th at Eagle Watch Golf Club in Woodstock.


Total   Tournament

Walton Team                                316     7th

  1. Matthew Giesler               75       T-9
  2. Tripp Morris                      81       T-33
  3. Matthew Feste                  75        T-9
  4. Avery Arasin                          86         T-52
  5. Cole Michalek                        86         T-52
  6. Ryan Doolittle                  85        T-50