Indians finish second at hosted Persimmon Hill tournament
Sunday, February 23, 2003 | by NC Sports Information

SALUDA, S.C. – Savannah College of Art and Design had the only sub-par round of the day, a one-under 71 by sophomore Dalton Harpe (Toomsboro, Ga.), as the Bees won the Newberry College / Persimmon Hill Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament by 11 strokes over host Newberry College in the one-day event at Persimmon Hill Golf Club. Rain forced the cancellation of Saturday’s round one action, shortening the event to just a one-day event at the par-72, 6,925-yard course.

           
Conditions were hardly favorable for low scores. The National Weather Service reported winds at around 20 miles per hour at the first tee time, a little before 9 a.m., with winds steady at 16 mph at noon, but tapering off as the day went on. The temperatures started in the mid-forties and rose only to about 57 as the last groups came up the eighteenth hole around 4:30 p.m.

           
The Bees had the low team score of the day, at 321. Newberry’s “A” team finished second at 332 as sophomore Chase Bridges (Cowpens, S.C.) scored 81 to lead that that team. Besides Harpe, only one other golfer had a sub-80 round for the day, as freshman Erik Martin (Travelers Rest, S.C.) led the Newberry “B” team with an individual second place finish at seven-over 79. The “B” team finished eight strokes behind the “A” team with a 340.

           
Bridges was in a three-way tie for third with the other two All-Tournament performers, sophomore Brent Atkins (Longview, Tex.) from Montreat College and SCAD junior Grant McMahan (Dandridge, Tenn.).  

#GO INDIANS# 

FINAL RESULTS           Newberry Men's Invitational  

 * Individual            Persimmon Hill GC        Saluda, SC    

                         Date: 02/23    

                         Par:        72               

                         Yardage:  6925               

 

      Fin.   Top 20 Teams             Scores 

         1   Savannah Coll. A&D       321           

         2   Newberry College         332           

         3   Newberry B               340           

         4   Cape Fear C.C.           343           

         5   Spartanburg Methodis     345           

         6   Fayetteville St. U.      363           

             Brevard College          363           

         8   North Carolina Cent.     379           

         9   Johnson & Wales U-SC     386           

 

 

   Fin.    Top 20 Players         School       Scores 

      1    Dalton Harpe           SCAD          35- 36     71

      2    Erik Martin            Newberry B    38- 41     79

      3   *Brent Akins            Montreat      42- 39     81

           Chase Bridges          Newberry      41- 40     81

           Grant McMahan          SCAD          38- 43     81

      6    Jon Orchin             SCAD          42- 40     82

           Chase Butler           Spar.Methd    42- 40     82

      8    Scott Kerchner         Brevard Co    41- 42     83

           Jack Easterby          Newberry      42- 41     83

           Blayde Woodrum         Newberry      41- 42     83

          *Jeremy Seay            Spar.Methd    41- 42     83

     12    Todd Sunderland        Brevard Co    42- 42     84

           David Bruce            Cape Fear     41- 43     84

     14    Michael Wangsness      Newberry      43- 42     85

           Blake Saunders         Cape Fear     42- 43     85

           Dell Barber            Fay'vil.St    39- 46     85

           Thomas Lever Jr.       Newberry      41- 44     85

           Brian Phillips         Newberry B    41- 44     85

     19    Austin Meadows         Newberry B    41- 45     86

     20    Mike Gault             Spar.Methd    45- 42     87

           Erik Eargle            Spar.Methd    45- 42     87

           Ernie Batchelor        NCCU          45- 42     87

           Matt Doane             SCAD          42- 45     87

           Neil McGrath           Cape Fear     46- 41     87

           Drew Mersinger         SCAD          41- 46     87

           Jimmy Latham           Cape Fear     43- 44     87

          *Adam Merritt           Cape Fear     39- 48     87

 

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