Newberry finishes fourth at Jay Jennison Cup


Newberry finishes fourth at Jay Jennison Cup
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

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.


Team Standings

 Rank   Team Scores  Total   Par 
  1  West Florida   282  282  290  854   -10
  2  Barry   288  284  290  862   -2
  3  Belmont Abbey   294  282  293  869   +5
t 4  Lander   288  290  296  874   +10
t 4  Newberry   287  288  299  874   +10
t 4  Rollins   292  293  289  874   +10
t 7  Keiser   287  290  300  877   +13
t 7  Mount Olive   293  289  295  877   +13
t 9  Flagler   285  303  290  878   +14
t 9  Lincoln Memorial   293  288  297  878   +14
  11  Georgia College   288  290  301  879   +15
  12  Georgia Southwestern   297  300  287  884   +20
  13  Clayton State   303  293  295  891   +27
t 14  Erskine   301  294  303  898   +34
t 14  North Georgia   298  294  306  898   +34
  16  Wilmington (Del.)   300  304  312  916   +52
  17  Embry-Riddle   310  313  299  922   +58

 


Newberry Players

 

Newberry   287 288 299   874    +10   t-4th
Spencer Skiff   71 69 72   212    -4   t-6th
Luke Atack   73 73 73   219    +3   t-24th
Ben Thompson   70 73 78   221    +5   t-31st
Harry Bolton   73 73 76   222    +6   t-37th
Evan DeGrazia   73 77 78   228    +12   t-60th