CLEMMONS, N.C. - The No. 14-ranked Newberry College men's golf team finished in 11th place after the third and final round of competition at the Will Wilson Division II Southeast Region Preview in Clemmons, N.C. on Tuesday afternoon.
The scarlet and gray shot a final round of 316, 36-over par, to complete play with a three round score of 920 (299-305-316; +80) at the par-70 Tanglewood Park Golf Club-Championship course.
Barton College was the overall tournament champion with a three round score of 879 (299-284-296; +39).
Tied for fifth place after the first day, Newberry struggled without junior Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) in the lineup for Monday and Tuesday's rounds. Lown suffered a neck spasm during warm up on Monday and withdrew from the rest of the tournament after registering an 81 in the first round.
Junior Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) was Newberry's top individual, finishing play in a tie for 10th place with an overall stroke total of 221 (76-69-76; +11).
Freshman Chandler Gruenenmeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) tied for 14th on the strength of a third round of 74. Gruenemeier was the overall tournament leader after the first day when he registered a 2-under par round of 68, but Chandler couldn't hold the lead after scoring an 81 on Monday. The first year Newberry player finished with a 223 (68-81-74; +13) stroke total.
Senior Sean Collard (Gauteng, South Africa) tallied a 224 (74-72-78; +14) in three rounds and tied for 22nd while junior Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.) finished play with a 252 (81-83-88; +42) and in 78th place.
Chris Bray, of Flagler College, was the individual tournament champion. Bray shot even par for the tournament finishing with a stroke total of 210 (73-66-71) and held of the competition by one stroke.
The Will Wilson Division II Southeast Region Preview is the final fall tournament for the scarlet and gray. Stay tuned to www.NewberryAthleticSite.com for the release of the spring schedule.
Will Wilson Division II Southeast Region Preview
Clemmons, N.C. Tanglewood Golf Course
|Belmont Abbey College||294||292||298||884||+44|
|6.||Mount Olive College||296||298||298||892||+52|
|10.||St. Andrew's Presbyterian College||300||311||303||914||+74|
|15.||North Georgia College & State University||312||319||319||946||+106|
|16.||St. Andrew's Presbyterian B||329||317||317||963||+123|
T10. Daniel Stanley 76 69 76 221 +11
T14. Chandler Gruenemeier 68 81 74 223 +13
T22. Sean Collard 74 72 78 224 +14
78. Stephen Holmes 81 83 88 252 +42
WD. Ben Lown 81 WD WD