Newberry College men's golf announces spring schedule for 2009

Newberry College men's golf announces spring schedule for 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | by Eight tournaments in three different states highlights spring semester

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College men's golf team has released the schedule for the spring of 2009 as announced by head coach Brian McCants.

The scarlet and gray participated in five competitions during the fall season. Newberry garnered three top-5 finishes, five top-10 finishes, and reeled in a 1st place victory on familiar ground by winning the the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic held at the Mid-Carolina Club in Prosperity, S.C.

Individually during the fall season, star sophomore Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) churned out a stroke average of 72.6 to lead the team. With a low round of 71 for the fall, Stanley warmed up for the spring season in fine fashion with four of his eight rounds finished under par.

Fellow sophomore's Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) and Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.) also had strong starts to the 2008-09 season. Lown produced three of eight rounds played under par and Holmes finished in 2nd place at the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic, winning a spot on the all-tournament team.

Freshmen Ryan Madigan (Waterford, Ireland) and Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) look to improve on successful fall seasons. Madigan stands second on the team in stroke average with a 74.1 (minimum five rounds) and Campbell shot Newberry's low round of the fall; a 67 in the second round of the Kiawah Island Invitational in September.

Campbell's 67 stroke second round is formed a new school record for a low score over 18 holes.

Newberry will compete in eight tournaments during the spring of 2009 with one strictly a B-team event. The scarlet and gray will start off the spring in February with a trip southward to the panhandle of Florida.

The men's golf team will compete in two tournaments in the Sunshine State, teeing off on February 1st at the Outback Intercollegiate in Panama City, Fla. Newberry will then hit the links on February 15th in Lakeland, Fla. to compete in the Matlock Invitational.

On February 22nd, the scarlet and gray will take part in the Pirate Invitational in Savannah, Ga. for the third consecutive year. Newberry then opens up the month of March on the 1st with the Richard Rendleman Invitational in Salisbury, N.C.

After a couple of weeks off, Newberry will then compete in a unique Tri-Match event with Brevard College and Tusculum College on March 21st in Hendersonville, N.C.

The final three tournaments of the spring season will be held in the Tar Heel State as the scarlet and gray take part in the Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate on April 2nd in Greenville, N.C.

The Newberry B-team will tee off one day later on April 3rd at the UNC-Pembroke/Carolina Sands Invitational in White Lake, N.C.

The final scheduled tournament of the 2009 spring is the South Atlantic Conference Championship that will be held on April 19th through April 21st in Hendersonville, N.C.

The Newberry College men's golf schedule can be viewed by clicking here.