Weiss ties for second as Wolves finish fifth at Lander Bearcat Golf Classic


Weiss ties for second as Wolves finish fifth at Lander Bearcat Golf Classic
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Newberry College freshman Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.) was the only player to come in under par in all three rounds of the Lander Bearcat Golf Classic as his 4-under par 212 put him in a tie for second place. The Wolves finished fifth as a team with a 25-over par 889 for the 54-hole event at Greenwood Country Club.

Weiss' 212 is a new career low for the freshman and ties for the sixth-best 54-hole tournament in the school's history. He tied for second in the event with Belmont Abbey's Adam Hedges, three strokes behind Flagler's Adam Dahlenburg.

Weiss shot a 1-under par 71 Tuesday after a 70 and a 71 on Monday. This is his first-ever top five finish in a collegiate event and bests his previous career low by four strokes.

Senior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) also finished in the top 10 individually, tying for 10th place with a 1-over par 217 for the event. He shot a 1-over par 73 Tuesday.

Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Jon Lussier (Barton, Vt.) tied for 61st in the tournament with 16-over par 232s, while Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) tied for 64th with a 17-over par 233. Competing as an individual, Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) finished in 87th with a 28-over par 244.

USC Aiken dominated on the way to the team title with an 8-under par 856, 19 strokes clear of Georgia College's 11-over par 875. Columbus State was in third place, four strokes ahead of the Wolves, while Carson-Newman was two strokes ahead of Newberry for fourth spot.

The Wolves close out the regular season next Monday and Tuesday at the West Florida Argonaut Invitational at the Pensacola Country Club.