Newberry finishes eighth at SAC Championships
Saturday, April 26, 2003 | by courtesy of South Atlantic Conference

CLINTON, S.C. - The Presbyterian College Blue Hose won their third consecutive Food Lion South Atlantic Conference (SAC) men's golf championship by shooting 290 in Saturday's final round to finish with a score of 285-296-290-871.

       
The Blue Hose were tied for second place with Tusculum College at 581 after the first two rounds on Friday. Presbyterian cut into the lead held by Carson-Newman College, the first place team after the first two rounds, sparked by Thomas Cameron's (Clover, S.C.) two-under par round of 70.

      
PC's Gavin Gillespie (Lexington, S.C.) was the Most Valuable Player for the tournament for the second consecutive year. The junior fired a 64-71-74-209 to claim the top finish, breaking his own SAC record for top individual score for all rounds. Other members of the All-SAC tournament team included Shawn Walsh (Ontario, Canada) from Mars Hill College, Brent Dyson (Damascus, Va.) from Tusculum College, Matthew Cram-Smith (Perth, Australia) from Carson-Newman College and Brian Hughes (Madison, Ohio) from Mars Hill College.

       
With the win, the Blue Hose earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Atlantic/Southeast Super Regional Tournament in Greensboro, Ga. on May 4-7 at the Harbour Club.

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FINAL RESULTS           South Atlantic Conference Tournament  
                         Lakeside Country Club (Laurens, S.C.)
                         Dates: 04/25 - 04/26     (Today:04-26-2003)

                                   Par:72  *  Yardage:  6464             
 

      Fin.   Top 20 Teams                             Scores

         1   Presbyterian College     285  296  290    871  

         2   Carson-Newman College    295  282  297    874  

         3   Tusculum College         292  289  294    875  
         4   Mars Hill College        295  291  295    881  
         5   Catawba College          290  310  301    901  
         6   Lenoir-Rhyne College     295  304  306    905  
         7   Wingate University       315  300  303    918  
         8   Newberry College         314  300  311    925  
 

   Fin.    Top 20 Players         School                Scores  

   1    Gavin Gillespie        Presbyterian  64   71   74   209

   2    Shawn Walsh            Mars Hill     71   70   70   211

   3    Brent Dyson            Tusculum      71   70   72   213

   4    Matthew Cram-Smith     Carson-Newman 72   70   73   215

        Brian Hughes           Mars Hill     70   71   74   215

   6    Sasha Catron           Tusculum      73   72   71   216

   7    Andrew Wymer           Catawba       70   75   72   217

   8    Andy Lowe              Carson-Newman 76   70   73   219

        Jason Loehrs           Lenoir-Rhyne  74   70   75   219

        Thomas Cameron         Presbyterian  75   74   70   219

        Tanner Davis           Carson-Newman 73   70   76   219
 

FINAL RESULTS           South Atlantic Conference Tournament  
                         Lakeside Country Club (Laurens, S.C.)
                         Dates: 04/25 - 04/26     (Today:04-26-2003)
                                   Par:72  *  Yardage:  6464       

      Fin.   School                        Scores
         1   Presbyterian College     285  296  290    871
         1    Gavin Gillespie          64   71   74    209
      T  8    Thomas Cameron           75   74   70    219
      T 12    Bryan Kelley             73   75   73    221
      T 14    Patrick Mitchell         73   76   73    222
        34    Lee Hopkins              77   78   83    238

         2   Carson-Newman College     295  282  297    874
      T  4    Matthew Cram-Smith       72   70   73    215
      T  8    Andy Lowe                76   70   73    219
      T  8    Tanner Davis             73   70   76    219

      T 12    Clifton Lowery           74   72   75    221
        38    Lucas Cabbage            81   86   78    245

         3   Tusculum College         292  289  294    875
         3    Brent Dyson              71   70   72    213
         6    Sasha Catron             73   72   71    216
      T 16    Josh Vandeventer         74   74   76    224
      T 16    Aaron Wisener            74   73   77    224
        24    Matt Smith               78   77   75    230

         4   Mars Hill College        295  291  295    881
         2    Shawn Walsh              71   70   70    211

      T  4    Brian Hughes             70   71   74    215
        19    Dale Lewko               78   73   74    225
      T 25    Nick Ashley              76   78   77    231
        31    Ryan Skantz              78   77   80    235

         5   Catawba College          290  310  301    901
         7    Andrew Wymer             70   75   72    217
      T 20    Mike Grisnik             73   78   75    226
        23    Derek Camps              73   79   75    227
      T 25    Dan Aycock               74   78   79    231
      T 32    Jon Allen                77   79   80    236

         6   Lenoir-Rhyne College     295  304  306    905
      T  8    Jason Loehrs             74   70   75    219
      T 20    Bum Young Ko             70   79   77    226
      T 20    Kenny Hiatt              75   74   77    226
      T 29    Matt Davis               76   81   77    234
        40    Russell Kopp             88   83   85    256

         7   Wingate University       315  300  303    918
      T 14    Tom Bartman              78   72   72    222
      T 27    Lorcan Morris            83   74   75    232
      T 29    Matt Rogers              72   82   80    234
      T 36    Martin Hackney           88   73   79    240
      T 36    Seth Furr                82   81   77    240

         8   Newberry College         314  300  311    925
      T 16    Erik Martin              77   73   74    224
      T 27    Blayde Woodrum           78   77   77    232
      T 32    Brian Phillips           79   78   79    236
        35    Thomas Lever Jr.         86   72   81    239
        39    Matt Hadley              80   90   83    253