Newberry finishes 11th at Rock Barn Intercollegiate

Newberry finishes 11th at Rock Barn Intercollegiate
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

CONOVER, N.C. – The Newberry College Wolves dropped nine slots in day two of the Rock Barn Intercollegiate to finish tied for 11th out of the 21 team field. The Wolves posted a total score of 618 in the 36-hole tournament, only 16 stokes separated them from third place finisher Central Oklahoma.

Georgia Southwestern was runner up with a team score of 594 while Chico State took home the crown with a 590. Chico State’s Lee Gearhart would take home the individual championship as he posted scores of 68 and 71 to total a 36-hole score of 139 for the tournament.

Senior Ryan Wilkinson turned in a 36-hole score of 152 for the tournament to finish tied for 25th. Senior Nick Lussier tallied the best score of the day with a 79 to finish tied for 35th with a total score of 154. Fellow senior Tommy Hurst was only one stroke back of Lussier and tied for 41st.

Fredrik Fossum carded a 158 for the tournament and finished tied for 65th while Luke Atack recorded a 159 and tied for 71st.

This tournament concludes the fall season for the Wolves who completed in four events with great competition. Newberry would post two top ten finishes at the Jay Jennsion Memorial and the University of North Georgia Fall Invitational.  

Tommy Hurst led the Wolves, averaging 73.3 strokes per round through all seven rounds. He recorded one top five finish as he finished tied for runner up at the rain shortened Kiawah Island Invitational. Ryan Wilkinson played in all seven rounds and averaged 74.3 strokes per round, and recorded a top ten finish as he was tied for ninth at the Jay Jennison Memorial. John Paul Ferguson and Fredrik Fossum both participated in six rounds this fall and each put up 75.3 strokes per round. Nick Lussier took part in every round and sits at a four over par, 75.7 stroke average. Luke Atack came on in the month of October to take part in three rounds, averaging 74.3 strokes. Evan DeGrazia and Spencer Skiff each took part in one round this fall, both posting scores of 79.

The Wolves will open up the spring season when they play host to the Newberry Invitational at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course February 16-17.