Walker shoots career low; Wolves in fifth after two rounds at Spring Kickoff


Walker shoots career low; Wolves in fifth after two rounds at Spring Kickoff
Monday, February 10, 2014

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - The Newberry Wolves' men's golf team started its spring 2014 season Monday with some strong performances, sitting in a tie for fifth place after 36 holes of play at the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate.

The Wolves dropped four strokes from round one to round two, posting scores of 297 and 293 on the day.

The highlight of the day came from Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.), who bested his own career low by four strokes, shooting a 4-under par 67 in the second round. He shot a 75 in the opening round, marking an eight-stroke improvement from round to round for an even par 142.

Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) was Newberry's most consistent player of the day, also combining in his two rounds for an even par 142. He shot 1-under 70 in the opening 18 holes and a 1-over 72 in the second round.

Walker and Hurst are tied for seventh individually in the tournament after the first day.

Ryan Wilkinson (Gallivants Ferry, S.C.) sits in 20th place in a very tightly packed field with a 4-over par 146. He shot even par in the day's first round but was 4-over in the second.

John Paul Ferguson (Travelers Rest, S.C.) is tied for 75th with an 18-over par 160 and Layton Truax (Savannah, Ga.) is in 83rd with a 27-over par 169.

Tournament co-host Lincoln Memorial leads the event with an even par 568, with Flagler in second at 8-over 576. LMU's Tre' Mullins shot an 8-under par 134 through two rounds to take the lead.

Tournament play will be completed Tuesday with 18 holes.

Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate
Fleming Island GC
Orange Park, Fla.
Dates: Feb. 10-11, 2014
2nd Round Scores
Par 71, 6801 yards

Rank

Team

Scores

Total

Par

1.

Lincoln Memorial

290

278

568

E

2.

Flagler

290

286

576

+8

3.

Tusculum

292

287

579

+11

4.

UNC Pembroke

289

296

585

+17

5.

Belmont Abbey

309

281

590

+22

Newberry

297

293

590

+22

7.

Cape Fear CC

290

303

593

+25

Wingate

306

287

593

+25

9.

Coker

296

299

595

+27

10.

Carson-Newman

298

298

596

+28

11.

King

302

298

600

+32

12.

Montevallo

295

306

601

+33

13.

Georgia Southwestern

301

302

603

+35

Limestone

310

293

603

+35

15.

Catawba

309

297

606

+38

16.

Anderson

304

304

608

+40


Newberry

297

293

590

+22

t-5th

Tommy Hurst

70

72

142

E

t-7th

Dixon Walker

75

67

142

E

t-7th

Ryan Wilkinson

71

75

146

+4

20th

John Paul Ferguson

81

79

160

+18

t-75th

Layton Truax

83

86

169

+27

83rd