ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Newberry finished its first tournament of the fall season deadlocked with Rollins and Lander, tying for fourth in a crowded field at the Jay Jennison Cup.
The Wolves, who entered the final round of the 54-hole tournament in third position, fired a 299 to finish at 10 over par as a team, 20 strokes behind the blistering pace set by tournament champions West Florida. Twelve of the 17 teams in attendance shot their highest round of the tournament in Tuesday’s challenging conditions.
Spencer Skiff finished tied for sixth with Niclas Weiland of Barry at four under for the tournament, capping the event with an even-par 72 through the final 18 holes. Skiff tied several others for the third-lowest round of the tournament with a three-under 69 in Tuesday’s second tour.
Luke Atack was second among the Wolves with a 24th-place performance after shooting a one-over 73 in all three rounds of competition. Ben Thompson and Harry Bolton were five- and six-over, respectively, with Evan DeGrazia rounding out the Newberry contingent at 12 over par.
Belmont Abbey’s Nick Stafford was the individual medalist with a tournament record-tying 207, finishing nine strokes under par. He was threatened by Ethan Chamineak of Georgia Southwestern, however, who tied the tournament record with a six-under 66 in the final round to place second, two strokes off the lead. Michal Pospisil of Lander and West Florida teammates Henry Westmoreland and Chandler Blanchet were also named to the all-tournament team.
Barry was the tournament runner-up at two under par, eight strokes back of the Argonauts, with Belmont Abbey finishing third at five-over. Newberry outpaced fellow South Atlantic Conference institution Lincoln Memorial by four strokes.
The Wolves return to action on Oct. 3 at the UNG Fall Invitational hosted by North Georgia.