GREENWOOD, S.C. - The Newberry Wolves men's golf squad is tied for fifth place after 36 holes at the Lander Bearcat Golf Classic at the Greenwood Country Club in a very low-scoring day. Newberry is 13-over par at 589 entering Tuesday's final round on the 6,800-yard par 72 course.
Newberry's scores were good on the day, but the rest of the field also took advantage of excellent scoring conditions. USC Aiken leads the field with a 5-under par 571, including a sparkling 7-under par 281 in the second round of the day. Flagler's Joel Dahlenburg holds a five-stroke lead over second place with an 11-under par 133 through two rounds.
Newberry is led by freshman Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.), who is tied for sixth individually with a 3-under par 141 on the first day. Senior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) is not far behind at an even par 144.
Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) is tied for 38th with a 7-over par 151, Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) is tied for 52nd with a 9-over par 153 and Jon Lussier (Barton, Vt.) is tied for 67th with a 12-over par 156. Competing as an individual, Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) is in 88th at a 20-over par 164.
The Wolves improved from the morning round to the afternoon round, dropping five strokes from 297 to 292. No Newberrian was more than 4-over in the second round.
Newberry is in a tough field full of the top teams in the Southeast Region. Play concludes with 18 holes Tuesday.