Campbell finishes in tie for 19th at South/Southeast Super Regional


Campbell finishes in tie for 19th at South/Southeast Super Regional
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CONOVER, N.C. - Newberry College senior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) completed his stellar collegiate career with a 1-over par 73 to finish in a tie for 19th place with a total of 77-70-73=220 (+4) at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional on the Jones Course of the Rock Barn Golf & Spa on Wednesday.

Campbell wraps up his career with a Newberry-record 107 career rounds and a stroke average of 73.71, which ranks second in school and South Atlantic Conference history. His 72.68 season average is the fourth-best in school history and fifth-best in SAC history.

Campbell was even at the turn Wednesday, but carded a double bogey on his 10th hole before a birdie on his 13th hole to finish at +1. He had five birdies in the 54-hole tournament and was the second-highest finisher from the South Atlantic Conference.

USC Aiken's Matt Atkins was 6-under to claim medalist honors, while Georgia Southwestern's J.P. Griffin (-5) and Eckerd's Jeff Evanier (-4) were the individual qualifiers for the national tournament. The top two individuals not on the five qualifying teams advanced to nationals. Georgia College (869, +5) was the tournament championship, one stroke ahead of Barry (870, +6). Nova Southeastern (872, +8), UNC Pembroke (876, +12) and USC Aiken (880, +16) also advanced.