Wolves tied for second after first round of Will Wilson Tanglewood Intercollegiate

Wolves tied for second after first round of Will Wilson Tanglewood Intercollegiate
Sunday, October 16, 2011 | by Campbell one stroke off of lead

CLEMMONS, N.C. - Newberry College senior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) is one stroke off of the individual lead as he helped lead the Wolves to a tie for second place after the first round of the Will Wilson Tanglewood Intercollegiate on Sunday. Newberry shot a 290 in the first round, tied for second place with Carson-Newman, five strokes behind Wingate.

Newberry, which is ranked 19th nationally in the GolfWorld/NIKE Division II Coaches' Poll, was paced by Campbell's 1-under 69. He is one stroke behind co-leaders of Arnor Finnbjornsson of Belmont Abbey and Clifford Blanquicet of Wingate.

Just behind Campbell is freshman Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.), who shot an even-par 70, tying his early career low. Weiss is in a five-way tie for sixth place after the first 18 holes. Competing as an individual, Layton Truax (Savannah, Ga.) is tied for 17th with a 3-over 73.

Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) is competing in his first tournament of the season and got off to a solid start with a 5-over 75, in a tie for 25th place. Ben Firebaugh (Norfolk, Va.) is one stroke behind Killen in a tie for 29th with a 6-over 76. Nick Lussier (Barton, Vt.) rounded out Newberry competitors with a 12-over 82 to tie for 45th.

Newberry is one of three nationally-ranked teams in the tournament, leading No. 22 UNC Pembroke by two strokes after the first round and ahead of No. 17 USC Aiken, who is ranked 10th in the GolfStat head-to-head rankings, by eight strokes.

The Wolves will tee off in groups with Carson-Newman and Wingate beginning at 10:06 a.m. Monday for the second round.