Newberry in fourth place after two rounds at Magnolia Collegiate Invitational

Newberry in fourth place after two rounds at Magnolia Collegiate Invitational
Monday, March 12, 2012 | by Gruenemeier and Killen tied for sixth individually at 2-over

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The Newberry College Wolves' men's golf team sits in fourth place after two rounds at the inaugural Magnolia Collegiate Invitational hosted by Newberry at the Orangeburg Country Club. The Wolves are 23 over par on the 6,843-yard, par 71 layout in their spring home tournament.

In nearly perfect weather conditions, the nine teams played 36 holes Monday and will complete the tournament with 18 holes Tuesday. Newberry shot an 11-over par 295 in the first round and a 12-over par 296 in the second round.

UNC Pembroke leads the tournament at 6-over par, followed by Barton (+15), USC Aiken (+21) and Newberry. The Wolves will be grouped with fifth place Coker (+26) and sixth place West Georgia (+28) in Tuesday's round.

The tournament leader is UNCP's Jonathan McCurry at 5-under par. McCurry set a course record with a 63 in the second round, with 10 birdies against two bogeys.

Newberry is paced by Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Matt Killen (Yorkshire, England) who are each tied for sixth individually with 2-over par 144s. Killen was 1-under in his morning round, but posted a 3-over in the afternoon. He had six birdies on the day. Gruenemeier calmed down after a shaky start in the first round on the way to 3-over and was helped by an eagle on the par 5 eighth to card a 1-under in the afternoon round.

Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) is tied for 16th at 6-over par after two 74s. He had three birdies in the morning and one in the afternoon and had no holes worse than bogey on the day. Freshman Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.) is tied for 37th at 13-over and Jon Lussier (Barton, Vt.) is tied for 45th at 17-over.

Five other Wolves are competing in the tournament as individuals led by Nick Lussier (Barton, Vt.), who is tied for 35th at 12-over. Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) is 43rd at 15-over, Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) is in 44th at 16-over, John Paul Ferguson (Travelers Rest, S.C.) is tied for 48th at 18-over and Ryan Wilkinson (Gallivants Ferry, S.C.) is in 51st at 22-over.

The Magnolia Collegiate Invitational 
Orangeburg, S.C.
Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2012
Round 2 Scores
Orangeburg Country Club  - Par 71, 6843 yards   
Team Scores Total Par 1 UNC Pembroke... 292 282 574 +6 2 Barton......... 295 288 583 +15 3 USC Aiken...... 297 292 589 +21 4 Newberry....... 295 296 591 +23 5 Coker.......... 298 296 594 +26 6 West Georgia... 300 296 596 +28 7 St. Andrews.... 298 306 604 +36 8 Lander......... 304 303 607 +39 9 Clayton State.. 307 303 610 +42