Wolves take championship at Irish Creek by three strokes


Wolves take championship at Irish Creek by three strokes
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Newberry Wolves had all five players within four strokes of par Tuesday, using that consistent performance to earn a three-stroke win and the championship of the Irish Creek Intercollegiate on Tuesday.

Newberry shot a 291-295=586 (+18) for the 36-hole event to finish ahead of Barton, Erskine and Limestone by three strokes. The championship was Newberry's first tournament victory since the Rollins Invitational in October 2011.

John Paul Ferguson (Travelers Rest, S.C.) was Newberry's low scorer in the event, carding a 2-over par 144 for the tournament thanks to an even par 71 on Tuesday. He finished in a tie for third place.

Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) tied for 10th place in the event with a 4-over par 156, also shooting 4-over in his Tuesday round. Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) was a stroke behind Walker at 5-over par 157 in a tie for 12th place.

Richard Mansell (Staffordshire, England) tied for 22nd with an 8-over par 150 and Ryan Wilkinson (Gallivants Ferry, S.C.) tied for 47th with a 14-over par 156, dropping eight strokes from his first round total.

The Wolves will now take a month away from the competitive circuit before returning to the links for the Lander Bearcat Classic at Greenwood Country Club on March 24-25.

Irish Creek Intercollegiate 
The Club at Irish Creek
Kannapolis, N.C.
Dates: Feb. 24-25, 2014
Par 71, 7099 yards

Rank

Team

Scores

Total

Par

1.

Newberry

291

295

586

+18

2.

Barton

291

298

589

+21

 

Erskine

296

293

589

+21

 

Limestone

291

298

589

+21

5.

Queens (N.C.)

310

291

601

+33

6.

Lenoir-Rhyne

309

300

609

+41

7.

Catawba

312

299

611

+43

8.

Mars Hill

302

310

612

+44

9.

North Greenville

306

308

614

+46

10.

Pfeiffer

307

308

615

+47

11.

Erskine B

313

303

616

+48

12.

Queens (N.C.) B

307

313

620

+52

13.

Sandhills CC

310

311

621

+53

14.

Capital

315

314

629

+61

15.

Belmont Abbey

324

319

643

+75

 

Post

324

319

643

+75

17.

Pfeiffer B

325

341

666

+98

18.

Capital B

341

340

681

+113

 

Newberry

291

295

586

+18

1st

John Paul Ferguson

73

71

144

+2

t-3rd

Dixon Walker

71

75

146

+4

t-10th

Tommy Hurst

72

75

147

+5

t-12th

Richard Mansell

75

75

150

+8

t-22nd

Ryan Wilkinson

82

74

156

+14

t-47th