Wolves earn runner-up honors at The Trojan


Wolves earn runner-up honors at The Trojan
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Newberry improved by one stroke in each round of The Trojan, a 54-hole tournament hosted by Mount Olive in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to earn its fifth top-two finish of the season.


The Wolves were six strokes better than the tournament hosts on Tuesday, shooting a 296 to Mount Olive's 302, but could not overcome Mount Olive's 13-stroke lead heading into the final day.


Carlos Leandro's sixth-place effort gave him his second top-10 finish of the season. He finished at four-over for the tournament to lead Newberry in scoring for the first time of the 2016-17 season. 


Spencer Skiff had Newberry's best round of the day with a one-over 73 to finish in a tie for 11th. It was just the second time in Newberry's eight tournaments this season that Skiff finished outside the top 10. Skiff finished tied with Luke Atack, who was competing as an individual and did not factor into Newberry's team score. Atack's six-over 222 was punctuated by an even-par 72 in the second round Monday, one off his season-best.


Harry Bolton finished at eight over to give Newberry three scorers inside the top 15 finishers. His two-over 74 equaled his first-round score from Monday as his best of the tournament. It was his third-best result of the season and second consecutive top-15 finish after landing in 10th place at the Bearcat Golf Classic.


Ben Thompson finished 27th at 14 over to give Newberry its fourth score. Evan DeGrazia rebounded from a difficult Monday to shoot a two-over 74 and finish 45th.


Newberry maintained a slim advantage over third-place Barton, which finished two strokes behind the Wolves. Belmont Abbey and Pfeiffer tied for fourth two shots further back.


The Wolves next compete in two weeks at the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men's Golf Championship, hosted by Catawba at the Salisbury Country Club.


Team Standings

 Rank   Team Scores  Total   Par 
  1  Mount Olive   290  292  302  884   +20
  2  Newberry   298  297  296  891   +27
  3  Barton   308  294  291  893   +29
t 4  Belmont Abbey   302  294  299  895   +31
t 4  Pfeiffer   311  296  288  895   +31
  6  Brevard   301  299  306  906   +42
  7  King University   302  300  305  907   +43
  8  Erskine College   308  296  305  909   +45
  9  Belmont Abbey B   315  308  310  933   +69
  10  Concordia   318  307  321  946   +82
  11  Southern New Hampshire   317  315  320  952   +88
  12  William Peace   381  367  374  1122   +258

 

Newberry Players 

Newberry    298   297   296     891     +27   2nd
Carlos Leandro   71 74 75   220    +4   t-6th
Luke Atack#   75 72 75   222    +6   t-11th
Spencer Skiff   77 72 73   222    +6   t-11th
Harry Bolton   74 76 74   224    +8   t-15th
Ben Thompson   76 75 79   230    +14   t-27th
Evan DeGrazia   80 81 74   235    +19   t-45th