Gruenemeier places second; Wolves tie for sixth at Food Lion SAC Championships
Gruenemeier tees off in Tuesday's fantastic third round


Gruenemeier places second; Wolves tie for sixth at Food Lion SAC Championships
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - Newberry College senior Chandler Gruenemeier finished with the lowest round of the day to claim runner-up honors at the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championships, leading the Wolves to a tie for sixth place in the team competition.

Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) had seven birdies and two bogeys in Tuesday's final round at the Sevierville Golf Club's River Course, carding a 5-under par 67. His 3-under par 213 placed him four strokes behind medalist Connor Froning of Lincoln Memorial.

His 67 tied for the seventh-best single round in the history of the SAC Championships, while his 213 is tied for the eighth-best personal performance in the 24-year history of the tournament.

The Wolves shot their best round of the tournament Tuesday with a 302 (+14), shooting a 64-over par 928 for the three-round tournament to tie for sixth place with Brevard.

Gruenemeier's runner-up finish placed him on the all-tournament first team, while Jon Weiss (Sumter, S.C.) finished in sixth place with a 223 (+7) to earn second team all-tournament honors. Weiss shot a solid 1-over par 73 Tuesday for his best round of the event, carding two birdies and three bogeys.

Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) finished the event in 40th place with a 249 (+33) after a 10-over par 82 Tuesday, while Ewen Donaldson (Edinburgh, Scotland) finished 42nd with a 38-over par 254, notching a 12-over par 84 Tuesday. Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) shot a 80 (+8) in Tuesday's round.

Food Lion SAC Championship

Sevierville Golf Club (River Course)
Sevierville, Tenn.
Dates: 4/14-16/2013
Par 72, 7054 yards

Rank Team Scores Total Par
1. Lincoln Memorial 287 289 297 873 +9
2. Wingate 301 302 303 906 +42
3. Lenoir-Rhyne 309 302 299 910 +46
4. Carson-Newman 309 301 306 916 +52
5. Tusculum 307 308 307 922 +58
6. Brevard 311 309 308 928 +64
  Newberry 314 312 302 928 +64
8. Catawba 316 321 312 949 +85
9. Anderson (SC) 320 320 310 950 +86
10. Mars Hill 329 329 324 982 +118
Newberry 314 312 302 928 +64 t-6th
Chandler Gruenemeier 75 71 67 213 -3 2nd
Jon Weiss 74 76 73 223 +7 t-6th
Dixon Walker 82 85 82 249 +33 40th
Ewen Donaldson 90 80 84 254 +38 t-42nd
Tommy Hurst 83 dq 80 163