No. 19 Wolves run away with title at Rollins Invitational
The Wolves pose after their tournament title (photo courtesy Jim Hogue)

No. 19 Wolves run away with title at Rollins Invitational
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. - The 19th-ranked Newberry College men's golf team carded their second-lowest 18 holes of the season and the fifth-best 54 holes in school history on the way to a 10-stroke victory at the Rollins Invitational. Matthew Campbell and Chandler Gruenemeier tied for second in the tournament individually at 3-under par 213.

The Wolves' 3-over par 867 for the tournament was capped by Tuesday's 4-under par 284, which was eight strokes better than their nearest competitor on the day. Carson-Newman and Rollins each tied for second place with a 13-over par 877 for the tournament, 10 strokes behind Newberry.

Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) and Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) each tied for the lowest single round of the Invitational, with Gruenemeier carding his 4-under par 68 in Monday's first round and Campbell matching that in Tuesday's final round. The duo was two strokes behind Rollins' Spencer Cole, who earned medalist honors with a 5-under par 211.

Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) tied for 16th in the tournament with a 4-over par 220 for the three rounds, shooting even par Tuesday. Freshman Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.) shot a 1-under par 71 Tuesday on the way to an 8-over par 224 to tie for 24th. Jon Lussier (Barton, Vt.) shot a 16-over 232 to tie for 54th in the tournament.

Newberry was well ahead of other nationally ranked teams in the field, including a 20-stroke advantage over No. 13 Columbus State in fourth place, a 23-stroke advantage over No. 3 Lynn in fifth place, a 26-stroke advantage over No. 20 Florida Southern in seventh place and a 29-stroke advantage over No. 21 Flagler in eighth place.

The tournament title is Newberry's first tournament title since the 2011 Food Lions South Atlantic Conference Championships and concludes the Wolves' fall season.