Wolves one stroke off lead after first round at tightly fought Mt. Olive Invitational

Wolves one stroke off lead after first round at tightly fought Mt. Olive Invitational
Monday, April 8, 2013

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - The Newberry College men's golf team sits just one stroke behind leaders UNC Pembroke after one round at the Mount Olive College Spring Invitational at the Walnut Creek Country Club Monday.

Newberry shot a 7-over par 295 for its lowest round of the spring semester and is just one one stroke behind UNC Pembroke's 6-over par 294.

Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) is in a tie for fourth place with a 1-under par 71, just one stroke behind the leaders - Mt. Olive's Dalton Gore and Duke individual players Tim Gornik and Adam Sumrall. Impressively for the Wolves, individual competitor Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) is one of five players in that fourth place tie, also with a 1-under par 71. This marks Gruenemeier's ninth round under par this season and Walker's first in his collegiate career.

Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) is only a stroke behind that pair with an even par 72 in a tie for ninth place. You only need to add one more stroke to find Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.) in a tie for 12th place with a 1-over par 73.

Ewen Donaldson (Edinburgh, Scotland) is tied for 58th with a 7-over par 79 and Layton Truax (Savannah, Ga.) is tied for 71st with an 11-over par 83.

The Wolves will need to keep up the excellent play in Tuesday's final round, as they are only a stroke ahead of Barton and Mount Olive, five strokes ahead of Coker and six strokes ahead of MOC's B-squad.

Mt. Olive College Spring Invitational

Walnut Creek CC
Goldsboro, N.C.
Dates: 4/8-9/2013
1st Round Scores
Par 72, 7014 yards

Rank Team Total Par
1. UNC Pembroke 294 +6
2. Newberry 295 +7
3. Barton 296 +8
Mount Olive 296 +8
5. Coker 300 +12
6. Mount Olive B 301 +13
7. Cape Fear CC 304 +16
8. Limestone 305 +17
9. Lenoir-Rhyne 306 +18
10. Wake Tech CC 308 +20
11. Pfeiffer 309 +21
12. Adelphi 329 +41
Chowan 329 +41
Johnston CC 329 +41

Newberry 295 +7 2nd
Chandler Gruenemeier 71 -1 t-4th
Dixon Walker # 71 -1 t-4th
Tommy Hurst 72 E t-9th
Jon Weiss 73 +1 t-12th
Ewen Donaldson 79 +7 t-58th
Layton Truax 83 +11 t-71st