LAKELAND, Fla. - The No. 23 ranked Newberry College men's golf team is in 10th place after the completion of 36 holes at the Matlock Collegiate Classic held in Lakeland, Fla. on Monday.
Day one was scheduled for two rounds of play at the par-72, 7,065-yard Lone Palm Golf Club, but rainy conditions slowed play and the final holes of the second round were delayed until Tuesday morning.
After 36 holes, the scarlet and gray are in a two-way tie for 10th locked with Clayton State University at 603 strokes. Newberry showcased vast improvement from round one to round two, shaving 13 strokes of an opening round 308. The scarlet and gray are 27-over par (308-295=603) with the third and final round currently underway.
The 15 team field is chasing Barry University this morning. The Buccaneers hold a five stroke lead over second place Florida Southern College. Shooting the only under par combined score through two rounds, Barry finished 36 holes at 571 strokes (279-292; -5).
Individually, junior Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) is tied for 11th place with a two round score of 146 (74-72; +2). Stanley has seven birdies in the tournament.
Freshman Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) is tied for 35th with a 150 (77-73; +6) and picked up one of only three eagles in the tournament through 36 holes. Sophomore Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) shot a 152 (79-73; +8)and is tied for 41st.
Sophomore Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) is tied for 58th at 155 (78-77; +11) while senior Sean Collard (Gauteng, South Africa) is tied for 73rd with a 162 (81-81; +18).
The tournament's individual leader is Victory Billskoog from Barry. Billskoog shot a 136 (65-71; -8) and holds a two stroke lead over Joe Young from Georgia College and State University.
The third and final round is currently underway. Stay tuned to www.NewberryAthleticSite.com for the final results later this evening.
Matlock Collegiate Classic (Feb. 15-16, 2010)
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland, Fla.
Par: 72 Yardage: 7,065
|Teams (Through 36 holes)||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Total||Relation to Par|
|2.||Florida Southern College||295||281||576||E|
|3.||Georgia College & State University||291||288||579||+3|
|4.||University of West Florida||289||295||584||+8|
|5.||Florida Institute of Technology||293||295||588||+12|
|6.||Nova Southeastern University||300||292||592||+16|
|Saint Leo University||301||291||592||+16|
|Clayton State University||299||304||603||+27|
|12.||Valdosta State University||311||295||606||+30|
|13.||Delta State University||294||313||607||+31|
|14.||Columbus State University||307||303||610||+34|
Newberry Individuals (Through 36 holes)