WHITE LAKE, N.C. - Newberry College sophomore Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) set a new school record for lowest score in a round, as he shot an 8-under par 64 in the second round of the 2011 Carolina Sands Intercollegiate.
Gruenemeier's record-setting round was only his second sub-70 round in his collegiate career and beat his previous career low by four strokes. The previous school record was a 65 by Matthew Killen at the Rutgers Invitational during the fall season. Gruenemeier was also only one stroke short of tying the South Atlantic Conference record, shooting one of the league's lowest four rounds in history.
For the tournament, Gruenemeier finished tied for seventh place, rebounding from Saturday's round of 78 to complete competition with a 2-under par 142. Daniel Stanley (Greer, S.C.) shot an impressive 3-under par 69 Sunday to finish the tournament tied for 11th place with a 1-under par 143.
John Allen Meetze (Chapin, S.C.) and Ben Firebaugh (Norfolk, Va.) each shot even par 72's Sunday to follow up their identical 81's on Saturday to finish tied for 49th with 9-over par 153.
Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) finished tied for 47th with 8-over par 152 for the tournament, Jon Lussier (Burlington, Vt.) was tied for 61st with a 12-over par 156 and Jeff Reid (West Columbia, S.C.) shot a 28-over par 172 to tie for 78th in the tournament.
While all seven Newberry golfers were competing in the tournament, Sunday's impressively low scores would have made a team score of 277, which would mark the second-best team round in school history.
The Wolves' next action comes on April 11-12, as they participate in the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship at the Rock Barn Golf Club in Conover, N.C.
Carolina Sands Intercollegiate
Final Round Newberry Individuals
Par - Yardage: 72 - 6,925
|T7.||Chandler Gruenemeier||78 - 64* = 142||-2|
|T11.||Daniel Stanley||74 - 69 = 143||-1|
|T47.||Dixon Walker||75 - 77 = 152||+8|
|T49.||Ben Firebaugh||81 - 72 = 153||+9|
|T49.||John Allen Meetze||81 - 72 = 153||+9|
|T61.||Jon Lussier||80 - 76 = 156||+12|
|78.||Jeff Reid||91 - 81 = 172||+28|
* - School record for 18 holes