GOLDSBORO, N.C. - After a dominant day Monday, the Newberry College men's golf team kept its foot on the accelerator, claiming the top four individual placements on the way to a 39-stroke victory at The Trojan at Lane Tree GC on Tuesday.
Freshman Harry Bolton claimed medalist honors with a 7-under par 209 (71-70-68) in just his second collegiate event. His 209 is the lowest score by a Newberry freshman since 2010 and the first Newberry freshman individual champion since Ben Lown in 2008. The 209 ties him for fourth in the individual Newberry record books for 54 holes.
The Wolves shot a 14-under par 850 over the 54-hole tournament (282-283-285). The tournament victory is Newberry's second of the season and is the lowest three-round score of the year by 18 strokes and is only six strokes back of the all-time school 54-hole record.
The Wolves' 39-stroke margin of victory also demolishes the previous school record for that category, which stood since the fall of 2007 when Newberry defeated Lenoir-Rhyne for the Mid-Carolina Men's Invitational by 21 strokes in a 36-hole event.
Spencer Skiff finished as the tournament runner-up, three strokes behind Bolton at 4-under par 212 (70-71-71), recording a personal best for the season.
Evan DeGrazia finished third individually at 1-under par 215 (71-72-72), while Carlos Leandro was fourth at even par 216 (70-70-76).
Luke Atack participated as an individual, coming in 22nd at 15-over par 231 and Fredrik Fossum came in 27th at 19-over par 235.
The Wolves are next in action on April 17-19 at the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Championships at Etowah CC in Etowah, N.C. The Wolves won the Etowah Intercollegiate on that course in the fall.
Lane Tree GC
Dates: Apr. 4-5, 2016
Par 72, 6912 yards, Slope 134, Rating 73.3
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