Newberry men runner-up at the Billy Joe Patton Intercollegiate
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 | by Indians place two in top 10, four in top 20

STATESVILLE, N.C. - The Newberry men's golf team took second place at the Billy Joe Patton Intercollegiate, which concluded yesterday at the Statesville Country Club.  The Indians placed two golfers in the top 10, and four in the top 20.  Junior Hunter Mengel (Stone Mountain, Ga.) finished just one stroke off the leaders to pace the Indians.  His two-round total of 143 was good for a third place finish. 

As a team, the Indians shot a two-day total of 588, just outlasting conference foe Catawba College who finished four strokes behind Newberry for third place.  The "B" squad from the University of South Carolina won the meet with a team total of 579 and had the individual co-champion.  Pfeiffer University and Lander University rounded out the top five.

Individually, Newberry had strong final rounds across the board.  Junior Justin Chrisley (Newberry, S.C.) finished tied for fifth with a final round total of 145.  He led the Indians on day-two as he shot a 71.  Sophomore Martin Gasque (Holly Hill, S.C.) finished tied for 14th, while freshman Billy Burrows (Bluffton, S.C.) ended in a tie for 19th and junior Daniel Lee (Lincolnton, Ga.) finished in a tie for 44th.  

Newberry ends the fall season on a high note, as this was the last meet of the fall.  The Indians will be back to work in the spring when they aim for postseason play. 

Final Team Results

1   Univ SC B                286  293    579    
2   Newberry College         290  298    588    
3   Catawba College          303  289    592    
4   Pfeiffer University      294  301    595    
5   Lander University        314  291    605    
6   Tusculum College         306  301    607    
7   Lenoir-Rhyne College     307  301    608    
    Queens Univ of Charl     311  297    608    
9   Len.-Rhyne B             304  312    616    
10  Mars Hill College        310  312    622    
11  Walters State            309  319    628    
12  Queens B                 319  314    633

Newberry Results

3    Hunter Mengel            70   73    143
T5   Justin Chrisley          74   71    145
T14  Martin Gasque            74   76    150
T19  Billy Burrows            72   79    151
T44  Daniel Lee               79   78    157