Wolves earn top-five finish at McDonough Cup


Wolves earn top-five finish at McDonough Cup
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

ORLANDO, Fla. – Newberry continued a string of top-five finishes in every tournament played this year, finishing fifth of 18 teams at the 2016 McDonough Cup in a field containing nine of the top 46 Division II teams in the latest Golfstat rankings.


The Wolves shot 11 over in the final round of the 54-hole event, but held off hard-charging California Baptist, ranked No. 28 nationally, by a single stroke to retain a top-five finish. Tournament host and ninth-ranked Rollins won the event at three under, followed by No. 46 Flagler at six over. No. 10 Lander and No. 29 Georgia College finished tied for third at 11 over, 10 strokes ahead of the Wolves.


Newberry was led by Spencer Skiff, who earned a 10th-place finish at two over for the tournament. Skiff leads the Division II Golfstat Cup rankings and has now finished inside the top 10 in each of Newberry’s four events this season, carrying a win-loss percentage of .941 in 2016.


Harry Bolton was the second finisher for Newberry, coming in 23rd at five over for the tournament. Evan DeGrazia and Ben Thompson finished at eight and nine over par in 31st and 36th position, respectively, while Luke Atack was 54th of the 95 golfers in attendance at 13 over par.


Newberry turned in a steady team performance on Tuesday, with three golfers carding a 75 joined by one at 74 and another at 76 on the par-72 course.


Jakob Van de Flierdt of host Rollins was the individual medalist at six under for the tournament. He was followed closely by Ethan Chamineak of Georgia Southwestern and Thomas Hodges of Georgia College at five under. Ryan Mosley of Flagler and Greg Gonzalez of California Baptist rounded out the all-tournament team at three and four strokes behind Van de Flierdt, respectively.


Team Standings

 Rank   Team Scores  Total   Par 
  1  Rollins   290  286  285  861   -3
  2  Flagler   299  286  285  870   +6
t 3  Georgia College   289  296  290  875   +11
t 3  Lander   298  293  284  875   +11
  5  Newberry   294  292  299  885   +21
  6  California Baptist   301  296  289  886   +22
  7  Eastern Florida State   302  294  295  891   +27
  8  Palm Beach Atlantic   305  297  291  893   +29
  9  Wingate   297  298  301  896   +32
t 10  Carson-Newman   300  302  295  897   +33
t 10  Mount Olive   303  298  296  897   +33
  12  Georgia Southwestern   303  303  295  901   +37
  13  Queens   302  306  295  903   +39
  14  LeMoyne   311  291  307  909   +45
  15  Embry-Riddle   304  306  302  912   +48
  16  Tampa   315  302  301  918   +54
  17  Erskine   309  315  305  929   +65
  18  Eckerd   317  316  310  943   +79

 

Newberry Players 

Newberry   294 292 299   885    +21   5th
Spencer Skiff   72 71 75   218    +2   t-10th
Harry Bolton   74 71 76   221    +5   t-23rd
Evan DeGrazia   75 74 75   224    +8   t-31st
Ben Thompson   73 78 74   225    +9   t-36th
Luke Atack   78 76 75   229    +13   t-54th