Leandro, Fossum lead Wolves to third place in tight battle at Bearcat Golf Classic


Leandro, Fossum lead Wolves to third place in tight battle at Bearcat Golf Classic
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

GREENWOOD - All-tournament performances by Carlos Leandro and Fredrik Fossum led the Newberry Wolves to a third place finish at the Bearcat Golf Classic at Greenwood CC on Tuesday afternoon.

Newberry came into the final round trailing eventual champion Young Harris by 13 strokes -- The Wolves would finish in third just three strokes back of YHC and one stroke behind of Lincoln Memorial. Newberry shot 874 (293-291-290, +10), improving each round. The 290 in Tuesday's round tied for the second-lowest round of the day.

Carlos Leandro tied for second place for his highest placement of the season. It is his third top 10 and first top five placement this year. He shot a 2-under par 70 in the final round and finished the tournament at 214 (71-73-70, -2), tying LMU's Connor Froning for second place, two strokes behind medalist Tyler Stone of Wingate (-4).

Fredrik Fossum shot a career low for a 54-hole tournament at 215. The 1-under score (70-73-72) tied him for fourth place, marking both his first top five and top 10 finish of the season. This tournament bests his previous career low by four strokes.

Evan DeGrazia tied for 18th place in the individual standings at 220 (75-72-73, +4), with Harry Bolton tying for 36th in his collegiate debut at 225 (77-73-75, +9).

Nick Lussier and Luke Atack tied for 64th in the 90-man field at 230 (+14), with Atack competing as an individual.

The Wolves play in one more regular season tournament, traveling to Goldsboro, N.C., for the Mount Olive Invitational next Monday and Tuesday at Walnut Creek CC.

The South Atlantic Conference Tournament takes place on April 17-19 at Etowah Valley CC in Etowah, N.C.


Bearcat Golf Classic
Greenwood CC
Greenwood, S.C.
Dates: Mar. 28-29, 2016
Par 72, 6800 yards

 Rank   Team Scores  Total   Par 
1.  Young Harris   283  288  300  871   +7
2.  Lincoln Memorial   289  294  290  873   +9
3.  Newberry   293  291  290  874   +10
4.  Flagler   290  298  294  882   +18
5.  King   300  291  295  886   +22
6.  Georgia College   288  299  301  888   +24
7.  Wingate   290  297  302  889   +25
8.  Lander   291  298  302  891   +27
9.  Coker   305  300  289  894   +30
10.  Columbus State   285  303  309  897   +33
11.  Barton   301  300  301  902   +38
12.  Clayton State   296  298  309  903   +39
13.  Mount Olive   303  299  303  905   +41
14.  North Georgia   303  306  301  910   +46
15.  Eckerd   308  304  300  912   +48
16.  Erskine   296  304  317  917   +53
17.  Union (Ky.)   308  312  299  919   +55

 

Newberry   293 291 290   874    +10   3rd
Carlos Leandro   71 73 70   214    -2   t-2nd
Fredrik Fossum   70 73 72   215    -1   t-4th
Evan DeGrazia   75 72 73   220    +4   t-18th
Harry Bolton   77 73 75   225    +9   t-36th
Luke Atack#   75 79 76   230    +14   t-64th
Nick Lussier   78 74 78   230    +14   t-64th