B-squad in 10th place at Carolina Sands Invitational after first round

B-squad in 10th place at Carolina Sands Invitational after first round
Friday, April 2, 2010 | by Trey Dennis is just three strokes off the lead and tied for 11th

WHITE LAKE, N.C. - The Newberry College men's golf B-squad is in 10th place after Friday's first round at the Carolina Sands Invitational hosted by UNC Pembroke in White Lake, N.C.

The scarlet and gray shot a team combined stroke total of 301, 13-over par, at the par-72, 6,295-yard Carolina Sands Golf Course and trail tournament leaders Coker College by 20 strokes (281; -7). Host UNC Pembroke is in second place (287; -1) while Tusculum College and St. Andrew's Presbyterian College are tied for third (294; +6). Mount Olive College is 16 strokes off the pace in fifth place (297; +9).

The Newberry B-squad had 11 birdies and 54 pars in the first round.

Individually, freshman Trey Dennis (Moncks Corner, S.C.) is tied for 11th place after a four birdie round sparked an even par 72 (36-36) on day one. Dennis is just three strokes back of tournament leader Jacob Murphy of Coker (36-33=69; -3).

Sophomores Jon Lussier (Burlington, Vt.) and Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) each finished Friday 3-over par and tied for 30th. Killen shot a 38-37 split while Lussier shot was even on the back nine at 39-36.

Senior Brandon Burnside (North Augusta, S.C.) completed round one with a 79 (40-39; +7) and in a tie for 70th. Junior Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.) shot an 83 (41-42; +11) and sits in 81st.

The second round of the Carolina Sands Invitational begins Saturday morning in White Lake, N.C.

Carolina Sands Invitational (April 2-3, 2010)
Carolina Sands Golf Course White Lake, N.C.
72 Yardage: 6,295

First Round StandingsRd. 1Relation to Par
1.Coker College281-7
2.UNC Pembroke287-1
3.Tusculum College294+6
St. Andrew's Presbyterian College294+6
5.Mount Olive College297+9
6.Lindenwood University298+10
7.Southern Wesleyan University299+11
8.Lindenwood University B300+12
Erskine College300+12
10.Newberry College B301+13
11.UNC Pembroke B302+14
12.Anderson University303+15
13.Virginia State University305+17
14.Catawba College306+18
15.Wingate University307+19
16.Chowan University330+42
17.Hampton University337+49

Newberry Individuals (First Round)
T11.Trey Dennis36-3672E
T30.Jon Lussier29-2675+3
T30.Matthew Killen28-2775+3
T70.Brandon Burnside40-2979+7
81.Stephen Holmes41-4283+11