Men's golf finishes fifth in conference championships
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 | by courtesy South Atlantic Conference

HICKORY, N.C. - Presbyterian College shot a closing round 299 and held off a late Tusculum College charge to win the 2005 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Golf Championship held today at the 6,610-yard, par 72 Lake Hickory Country Club at Catawba Springs. PC wins their sixth SAC Men's Golf Championship in program history.

The Blue Hose shot a three-round score of 885, holding off Tusculum College and Carson-Newman College who both finished with scores of 889. The Pioneers shot a final round and tournament-low round of 286 to claim second place. Tusculum wins on the scorecard tiebreaker for second place over the Eagles. Catawba College finished fourth with a three-round score of 898, followed by Newberry College (904), Wingate University (911), Lenoir-Rhyne College (915), and Mars Hill College (956).

Individually, Presbyterian College's Hugh Morrison was named 2005 Food Lion SAC Tournament MVP after shooting final round two-under-par 70 to claim individual honors by two strokes at 215 over Wingate's Lorcan Morris and Tusculum's Chris Wynne who each shot 217. Blair Matthews of Catawba College finished fourth with a final score of 218.

2005 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Golf Championship
Lake Hickory Country Club at Catawba Springs   Dates: 4/18-19
Par: 72        Yardage: 6,610

Fin. School                 Scores
  1  Presbyterian College  296  290  299    885
  2 *Tusculum College      302  301  286    889
     Carson-Newman College 299  291  299    889
  4  Catawba College       301  297  300    898
  5  Newberry College      306  304  294    904
  6  Wingate University    307  299  305    911
  7  Lenoir-Rhyne College  311  303  301    915
  8  Mars Hill College     325  312  319    956

*  Tusculum College finishes second on scorecard tiebreaker

Newberry College golfers
T10 Hunter Mengel         77 73 73  223
T16 Martin Gasque         76 79 72  227
T16 Brian Phillips        75 75 77  227
T20 Daniel Lee            78 79 72  229
 31 Michael Edwards       82 77 77  236