Newberry with in striking of distance of title after first day of Newberry Invitational


Newberry with in striking of distance of title after first day of Newberry Invitational
Monday, February 22, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

KIAWAH ISLAND - The Newberry Wolves shot a tournament record low round to open the Second Annual Newberry Invitational at The Ocean Course and sit in second place, just four strokes off the lead entering the final 18 holes.

Newberry shot 593 (293-300, +17) in 36 holes of action on one of the nation's most awarded golf courses. The first round 293 set the tournament record for low team round.

That team low was propelled by Spencer Skiff, who shot a 6-under par 66 to set a tournament record for low round. That was one of three rounds below par for the Wolves, as Carlos Leandro and Evan DeGrazia both shot 2-under par 70 in the second round.

Leandro is tied for second with a 145 (+1), four strokes behind Georgia Southwestern's Ethan Chamineak. DeGrazia is tied for sixth with a 147 (+3).

Skiff is tied for 13th at 150 (+6), followed by Fredrik Fossum tied for 17th at 151 (+7) and Zack Sherman in 63rd at 169 (+25).

Skiff had one of three eagles in the first 36 holes of action and is tied for the tournament lead in birdies with Leandro at eight. DeGrazia had seven birdies.

The Wolves are four strokes behind Georgia Southwestern (589, +13) and a stroke ahead of North Greenville (594, +18). Those three teams will be grouped together in the final five tee times tomorrow. Sherman tees off at 9:40, Fossum at 9:50, Skiff at 10 a.m., DeGrazia at 10:10 and Leandro at 10:20.

Second Annual Newberry Invitational -- Second Round

The Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Dates: Feb. 22-23, 2016
2nd Round Scores
Par 72, 6682 yards

 Rank   Team Scores  Total   Par 
1.  Georgia Southwestern   299  290  589   +13
2.  Newberry   293  300  593   +17
3.  North Greenville   298  296  594   +18
4.  Lenoir-Rhyne   299  303  602   +26
5.  Mars Hill   305  302  607   +31
6.  Erskine   307  302  609   +33
   Montevallo   300  309  609   +33
8.  Hillsdale   311  299  610   +34
9.  Mount Olive   312  303  615   +39
10.  King   314  307  621   +45
11.  Emmanuel   303  320  623   +47
12.  Southern Wesleyan   324  308  632   +56
13.  Catawba   327  306  633   +57

 

Newberry   293 300   593    +17   2nd
Carlos Leandro   75 70   145    +1   t-2nd
Evan DeGrazia   77 70   147    +3   t-6th
Spencer Skiff   66 84   150    +6   t-13th
Fredrik Fossum   75 76   151    +7   t-17th
Zack Sherman   83 86   169    +25   63rd