Wolves in seventh after two rounds at Matlock Collegiate Classic


Wolves in seventh after two rounds at Matlock Collegiate Classic
Monday, February 13, 2012 | by Freshman Jon Weiss leads Newberry at 3-under on Monday

LAKELAND, Fla. - The Newberry College Wolves are tied for seventh after two rounds at the Matlock Collegiate Classic at the Lone Palm Golf Course, hosted by Florida Southern College.

In a field with the Nos. 1, 2, 8, 16, 20 and 25 teams in the final fall national coaches' poll, the Wolves find themselves 10 strokes off of the lead and ahead of two top 25 teams in their first tournament under the direction of head coach Howard Vroon.

Newberry shot a 10-over par 586 (294-292) in the 36 holes of action on Monday. No. 2 Barry and Florida Tech are tied for the tournament lead with even par 576, five strokes ahead of No. 25 Florida Southern, No. 1 Lynn and St. Edward's.

The Wolves were led in Monday's action by freshman Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.), who tied his career low with a 2-under par 70 in the second round. He is tied for third individually with a 3-under par 141.

Senior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) and junior Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) are in a tie for 28th with 4-over par 148. Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) is only two strokes back from them with a 6-over par 150 to tie for 41st, while Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) is tied for 54th in the 75-player field with a 9-over 153.

Killen carded one eagle on Monday, while Weiss and Campbell each notched eight birdies. Weiss is tied with tournament leader Marcus Segerstrom of Lynn in par-4 scoring, with both players 4-under on those holes. Newberry has the lowest overall score on par 3's with Columbus State and West Florida at 12-over

The Wolves resume action with 18 holes to conclude the tournament on Tuesday.

Matlock Collegiate Classic -- 2nd Round
Lone Palm GC
Lakeland, Fla.
Dates: 2/13-14/2012
2nd Round Scores
Par 72, 7065 yards

Rank Team Scores Total Par
1. Barry 289 287 576 E
Florida Tech 286 290 576 E
3. Florida Southern 289 292 581 +5
Lynn 297 284 581 +5
St. Edward's 295 286 581 +5
6. West Florida 289 294 583 +7
7. Newberry 294 292 586 +10
8. Columbus State 292 296 588 +12
Georgia College 295 293 588 +12
10. Armstrong 292 298 590 +14
Rollins 295 295 590 +14
12. Valdosta State 303 292 595 +19
13. Eckerd 301 298 599 +23
14. Lander 303 300 603 +27
15. West Georgia 307 305 612 +36

 

Newberry 294 292 586 +10 7th
Jon Weiss 71 70 141 -3 t-3rd
Matthew Campbell 77 71 148 +4 t-28th
Chandler Gruenemeier 72 76 148 +4 t-28th
Matthew Killen 74 76 150 +6 t-41st
Tommy Hurst 78 75 153 +9 t-54th