Newberry men's golf tied for sixth at the Kiawah Island Invitational

Newberry men's golf tied for sixth at the Kiawah Island Invitational
Monday, September 8, 2008 | by Three Newberry golfers shoot 73

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - After the first round of the Kiawah Island Invitational at the Cougar Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C., the Newberry College men's golf team stands tied for sixth place with a combined stroke total of 296 (73-73-73-77; 11-over par).

University of South Carolina Aiken, the tournament host, is in first place after 18 holes with a stroke total of 277 (64-68-70-75; 11-under par). Two strokes separate the top three teams with Coker College standing at 10-under par and Georgia College and State University at nine-under par.

Individually, three Newberry golfers shot an opening round 73 and stand in an eight way tie for 17th place. Sophomore Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.), freshman Ryan Madigan (Waterford, Ireland), and sophomore Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) each shot one-over par in the first 18 holes.

Sophomore Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.) finished five-over par with a 77 and tied for 49th place. Freshman Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) is in 53rd after a first round 78.

USC Aiken's J.P. Solis and Coker's Chris Marsh are tied for first place in the individual standings after each shot a 64, eight-under par, in the first round.

The tournament will conclude on Tuesday at the Cougar Point Golf Club.

Kiawah Island Invitational (First Round Results)
Cougar Point Golf Club Kiawah Island, S.C.
Sept. 8-9, 2008

1. USC Aiken 64-68-70-75--277 -11
2. Coker College 64-68-72-74--278 -10
3. Georgia College & State Univ. 66-70-71-72--279 -9
4. Belmont Abbey College 69-73-74-74--290 +2
5. USC-Beaufort 70-73-75-75--293 +5
6. University of North Alabama 71-71-75-79--296 +8
Newberry College 73-73-73-77--296 +8
8. Queens University 72-73-75-78--298 +10
9. Washburn University 70-76-76-79--301 +13
10. UNC-Pembroke 75-75-76-77--303 +15
11. Wingate University 74-76-76-78--304 +16
Pfeiffer University 73-73-77-81--304 +16
13. Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 75-76-77-78--306 +18
14. Fairmont State University 75-76-78-79--308 +20
15. Lenoir Rhyne College 75-78-79-81--313 +25

Newberry Individual Results (First Round)
T17. Ben Lown 73 +1
T17. Ryan Madigan 73 +1
T17. Daniel Stanley 73 +1
T49. Stephen Holmes 77 +5
T53. Matthew Campbell 78 +6