KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The Newberry College men's golf team finished in fifth place after the second and final round at the Kiawah Island Invitational at the Cougar Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. on Tuesday.
The scarlet and gray improved by eight strokes from Monday's score of 296 for a 36-hole stroke total of 584 (296-288). Newberry finished even par for the second round and eight-over par for the tournament.
The University of South Carolina Aiken won the tournament with a two-day score of 559; 17-under par. The Pacers were the tournament hosts.
Individually, Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) was Newberry's top finisher. The sophomore tied for 15th after a second round 71. Stanley's one-under par showing on Tuesday rounded out a stroke total of 144 and even par for the tournament (73-71).
Also completing play in the top-20 was freshman Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.). After a six-over par performance on Monday, Campbell rallied back to shoot five-under with a 67 on the final 18-holes; tying him for 17th place. Campbell's five-under par performance in round two set a school record for low score over 18-holes.
Sophomore Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) tied for 20th with dual stroke totals of 73 on both Monday and Tuesday. Lown was two-over par for the tournament. Freshman Ryan Madigan (Waterford, Ireland) finished up with total score of 150 and tied for 35th while sophomore Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.) completed play with a 155 and tied for 51st.
The tournament's individual champion was split by USC Aiken's J.P. Solis (64-69-133; -11) and Coker College's Chris Marsh (64-69-133; -11).
Newberry men's golf will be in action next at home as the scarlet and gray host The Honda of Columbia Classic at the Mid-Carolina Club in Prosperity, S.C. this coming Saturday, September 12.
Kiawah Island Invitational (Final Results)
Cougar Point Golf Club Kiawah Island, S.C.
Sept. 8-9, 2008
1. USC Aiken 277-282 -17
2. Coker College 278-287 -11
3. Georgia College & State Univ. 279-288 -9
4. University of North Alabama 296-278 -2
5. Newberry College 296-288 +8
6. USC-Beaufort 293-292 +9
7. Belmont Abbey College 290-297 +11
8. Queens University 298-295 +17
9. Washburn University 301-295 +20
10. UNC-Pembroke 303-299 +26
11. Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 306-298 +28
12. Pfeiffer University 304-301 +29
13. Fairmont State University 308-307 +39
14. Wingate University 304-313 +41
15. Lenoir Rhyne College 313-309 +46
Newberry Individual Results (Final Results)
T15. Daniel Stanley 73-71-144 E
T17. Matthew Campbell 78-67-145 +1
T20. Ben Lown 73-73-146 +2
T35. Ryan Madigan 73-77-150 +6
T51. Stephen Holmes 77-78-155 +11