Wolves hold commanding lead after first day of SAC Championships


Wolves hold commanding lead after first day of SAC Championships
Monday, April 11, 2011 | by Killen tied for second place; All five Wolves in top 12 of tournament

CONOVER, N.C. - The 19th-ranked Newberry College men's golf team has a 14-stroke lead after the first two rounds of the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championships, as the Wolves shot 15-over par through 36 holes at the par 72, 6,944-yard Jones Course at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa.

The Wolves shot a one-under par 287 in the first 18 holes of the day, marking the best single round score by a Newberry squad at a SAC Championship. While all of the teams' scores shot up in the second 18 holes of the day, Newberry's 304 was also the lowest score of all 10 teams in that round.

Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) led the way for the Wolves Monday, and is tied for second place individually in the tournament. His 70-76=146 (+2) is only one stroke behind leader Clifford Blanquicet of Wingate.

Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) is just one stroke behind Killen in fourth place. He shot a 70-77=147 (+3) Monday. SAC Golfer of the Year Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) is in a tie for sixth place at 5-over (72-77=149).

Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) and Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) are both in a tie for 12th place, shooting 8-over 152's on Monday.

Newberry's 14-stroke lead is the largest lead by any SAC team after the first day in at least six years (detailed records from previous tournaments are not readily available).

The Wolves finish up the Championships with 18 holes Tuesday. Newberry's wave of tee times begins at 10:40 a.m. Live scoring will be available at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2592.

2011 Food Lion SAC Championships
through two rounds

PlaceInstitutionScoreTo Par
1.NEWBERRY287 - 304 = 591+15
2.Lincoln Memorial300 - 305 = 605+29
3.Wingate304 - 307 = 611+35
4.Catawba301 - 312 = 613+37
5.Tusculum303 - 311 = 614+38
6.Carson-Newman310 - 313 = 623+47

7.

Lenoir-Rhyne314 - 310 = 624+48
8.Anderson312 - 323 = 635+59
9.Brevard309 - 342 = 651+75

10.

Mars Hill331 - 338 = 669+93

Newberry Individuals

PlacePlayerScoreTo Par
T2.Matthew Killen70 - 76 = 146+2
4.Daniel Stanley70 - 77 = 147+3
T6.Matthew Campbell72 - 77 = 149+5

T12.

Chandler Gruenemeier75 - 77 = 152+8
T12.Ben Lown78 - 74 = 152+8