Campbell cards 100th career round; Wolves in sixth at Argonaut Invitational


Campbell cards 100th career round; Wolves in sixth at Argonaut Invitational
Monday, April 2, 2012 | by Senior is third Newberry player and fourth in SAC history to play 100 collegiate rounds

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Newberry College senior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) carded his 100th collegiate round of golf with the second round at the Argonaut Invitational at the Pensacola Country Club, becoming the third player in Newberry College history and the fourth in the history of the South Atlantic Conference to reach the century milestone.

The Wolves are in sixth place after two rounds with a 17-over par 593. Newberry was in second place after the first round with a 1-under par 287 but encountered difficulty in the second round with an 18-over par 306.

No. 6 North Alabama leads the tournament with a 4-over 580, while Carlos Rodriguez of host No. 7 West Florida holds the individual lead with a 7-under 137.

Campbell is Newberry's individual leader in a tie for 14th with a 4-over par 148. He shot an even par first round and was 4-over in his 100th career round. He is on pace to tie the conference career record of 104 rounds at the conference championships. Newberry's Ben Lown set the SAC record of 104 at the NCAA National Championships last season, while Daniel Stanley hit his 100th round in that tournament as well. Campbell is the fastest player in SAC history to 100 rounds.

Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.) and Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) are tied for 18th with 5-over par 149s. Weiss had a 1-under par 71 in the first round and a 6-over par 78 in the second round, while Gruenemeier was at even par 72 in the first round and a 5-over par 77 in the second round.

Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England) and Jon Lussier are tied for 28th with 7-over par 151. Killen was even after the first round and 7-over in the second, while Lussier was 4-over in the first and 3-over in the second.

Competing as individuals, Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) and Nick Lussier (Barton, Vt.) are tied for 21st with 6-over par 150. Hurst went 76-74 and Lussier went 73-77.

Newberry's tee times begin at 8 a.m. Central time Tuesday (9 a.m. in Newberry) with Newberry's team golfers grouped with Lincoln Memorial and Delta State.