Newberry men's golf finishes national tournament in 19th place
Saturday, May 17, 2008 | by Ben Lown finishes in tied for 52nd individually

HOUSTON, Texas – The Newberry College men’s golf team completed the final round of the 2008 NCAA national tournament on Saturday in 19th place after a round of 303 at the par-70, 7,158-yard at the Memorial Park Golf course.

Saturday’s round put Newberry at 1,186 (286-294-303-303) total strokes for the tournament. The national champion for 2008 was the University of West Florida after winning a playoff with the University of North Alabama and St. Edward’s University. All three teams were a combined nine-over par after four rounds.

Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) tied for 52nd place with a four day total of 291 (73-70-72-76) after shooting a 76 in Saturday’s final round.

Fellow freshman Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) ended play tied for 74th with a 295 (68-78-75-74) while sophomore Brandon Burnside tied for 92nd with a 301 (74-74-79-74).

Freshmen Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.) and John Allen Meetze (Chapin, S.C.) finished 97th (71-77-77-79=304) and 103rd (79-73-81-83=316) respectively.

2008 NCAA Division II National Tournament (FINAL RESULTS)
Memorial Park Golf Course   Houston, Texas

Par 70 - 7,158 yards        Team Par - 280 - 280 - 280 - 280 = 1120
 T1. Univ. of West Florida             292 - 275 - 276 - 286 = 1129   +9
 T1. Univ. of North Alabama            290 - 281 - 284 - 274 = 1129   +9
 T1. St. Edward's Univ.                284 - 285 - 286 - 274 = 1129   +9
  4. Georgia Coll. & St. Univ.         287 - 272 - 288 - 285 = 1132  +12
  5. Nova Southeastern Univ.           284 - 287 - 287 - 279 = 1137  +17
  6. Florida Southern College          283 - 290 - 289 - 280 = 1142  +22
  7. USC Aiken                         282 - 290 - 289 - 282 = 1143  +23
 T8. Univ. of Indianapolis             280 - 284 - 291 - 289 = 1144  +24
 T8. Western Washington Univ.          282 - 289 - 289 - 284 = 1144  +24
 10. Clayton St. Univ.                 273 - 293 - 295 - 289 = 1150  +30
 11. Grand Canyon Univ.                282 - 285 - 292 - 292 = 1151  +31
T12 Belmont Abbey College              278 - 294 - 289 - 291 = 1152  +32
T12. Univ. of Colo.- Colorado Springs  291 - 276 - 291 - 294 = 1152  +32
 14. Grand Valley St. Univ.            283 - 288 - 293 - 292 = 1156  +36
 15. Washburn Univ.                    286 - 293 - 285 - 297 = 1161  +41
 16. Sonoma St. Univ.                  292 - 286 - 301 - 288 = 1167  +47
 17. Indiana (Pa.) Univ.               295 - 291 - 287 - 296 = 1169  +49
 18. Cal St.-San Bernardino            289 - 288 - 296 - 297 = 1170  +50
 19. Newberry College                  286 - 294 - 303 - 303 = 1186  +66
 20. Bryant Univ.                      291 - 306 - 295 - 297 = 1189  +69

Newberry Individuals
T52. Ben Lown           73 - 70 - 72 - 76 = 291  +11
T71. Daniel Stanley     68 - 78 - 75 - 74 = 295  +15
 92. Brandon Burnside   74 - 74 - 79 - 74 = 301  +21
T97. Stephen Holmes     71 - 77 - 77 - 79 = 304  +24
103. John Allen Meetze  79 - 73 - 81 - 83 = 316  +36