Wolves fourth after second round at South/Southeast Super Regional; will shoot for national tourney berth tomorrow


Wolves fourth after second round at South/Southeast Super Regional; will shoot for national tourney berth tomorrow
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | by Campbell, Gruenemeier and Lown at 1-over 73 lead Newberry in second round

DeLAND, Fla. - Another strong round from the Newberry College men's golf team has the Wolves in position to fight for a berth to the national tournament. Newberry's second round 7-over par 295 has the Wolves in fourth place after two rounds of play at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Tournament at the Victoria Hills Golf Club.

The top five teams after Wednesday's final round will earn a spot at the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championships in Florence, Ala., May 16-20. The Wolves will be shooting for the second national tournament in program history, with the first appearance in 2008.

Consistency was the name of the game for Newberry on Tuesday, as three players - Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.), Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) and Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) - each carded 1-over par 73's in the second round on the 7,072-yard Victoria Hills course.

Lown is tied for 10th after two rounds with a 1-over par 145, while Campbell is tied for 33rd with a 148 (+4) and Gruenemeier is tied for 55th with a 151 (+7).

Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) is now tied for 24th after shooting 4-over today and carding a 147 (+3) through two rounds, while Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) is also tied for 55th with Gruenemeier at 151 (+7) after an 81 Tuesday.

Barry University is now the tournament leader after shooting an impressive 3-under par 285 in Tuesday's round. Lynn University is in second place, with Barton College in third. West Florida is behind Newberry in fifth. The Wolves will have to have a strong day Wednesday and hold off six other schools within 10 strokes of them after today's round.

The Wolves will start the third and final round of the Super Regional with a wave of tee times starting at noon Wednesday, in the second to last grouping of teams to play.

2011 NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional
Second Round Results

Victoria Hills Golf Club - DeLand, Fla.
Par 72 - 7,072 yards

PlaceSchoolStokes To Par
1.Barry294 - 285 = 579 +3
2.Lynn288 - 293 = 581 +5
3.Barton294 - 289 = 583 +7
4.NEWBERRY289 - 295 = 584 +8
5.West Florida285 - 301 = 586 +10
6.Belmont Abbey291 - 296 = 587 +11
7.Florida Tech295 - 294 = 589 +13
8.Columbus State294 - 296 = 590 +14
9.Georgia College297 - 294 = 591 +15
10.Flagler300 - 294 = 594 +18
11.USC Aiken298 - 297 = 595 +19
12.Delta State293 - 305 = 598 +22
T13.UNC Pembroke305 - 295 = 600 +24
Armstrong Atlantic297 - 303 = 600 +24
15.North Alabama298 - 303 = 601 +25
16.Florida Southern307 - 303 = 610 +34
17.Nova Southeastern307 - 305 = 612 +36
18.Valdosta State303 - 311 = 614 +38
19.Rollins304 - 312 = 616 +40
20.Queens (N.C.)308 - 309 = 617 +41

Newberry Individuals

PlacePlayerStrokesTo Par
T10.Ben Lown72 - 73 = 145 +1
T24.Matthew Killen71 - 76 = 147 +3
T33.Matthew Campbell75 - 73 = 148 +4
T55.Daniel Stanley71 - 80 = 151 +7
Chandler Gruenemeier78 - 73 = 151 +7