Golf (M)

Catawba Men Wind up Eighth in SAC Golf Championship

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CONOVER, N.C. -- Paced by three of the top seven individual scores, Wingate combined to shoot a three-round total of 13-over-par 877 to win the 2012 Food Lion SAC Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday at Rock Barn in Conover, N.C.

The Indians placed eighth, scoring a tournament total of 940 (320, 311, 309). The team edged Brevard by just two shots. Matt Hardman (Gettysburg, PA/Gettysburg Area HS) was Catawba’s top performer as he finished in ninth place overall with an eight-over 224 (79, 71, 74), which garnered him second-team All-SAC Tournament honors. Brad Cline was 11 strokes back of Hardman with a 235 (78, 80 77).

As a team, Wingate carded rounds of 292, 284 and 301 to finish 15 strokes ahead of second-place Newberry, which ended with a team score of 892.

By winning the SAC title, Wingate earns an automatic berth to the 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship

The Bulldogs got strong performances over the two-day SAC Championship from Braden Jackson, who finished second in the individual standings with a four-over 220, Clifford Blanquicet, who ended just one stroke behind Jackson, and Antoine LeSaux, who carded a 223.

Newberry’s Matthew Campbell shot rounds of 69, 71 and 75 for a final score of one-under 215 to win the Championship’s individual medal.  

Carson-Newman came in third in the team standings with a total score of 912, followed by No. 4 Anderson at 918 and No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne at 920.

C-N’s Gavin Hay finished the event at seven-over, tying LeSaux, Lincoln Memorial’s Eric Kennedy, Carson-Newman’s Jonathan Kim-Moss and Newberry’s Jon Weiss for a fourth-place individual finish of 223.  All five student-athletes tied for the final spot on the All-Tournament First Team, joining Campbell, Jackson and Blanquicet. 

The All-Tournament Second Team was made up of Hardman, LMU’s Jamie Chapman, Wingate’s Brian Denton, L-R’s David Glenister, Brevard’s Kim Koivu and Tusculum’s Nick York.

Chapman, Denton, Glenister, Koivu and York each finished tied for tenth with a final score of 225.

LMU placed sixth in the team standings, with Tusculum, Catawba, Brevard and Mars Hill rounding out the field. 

Catawba College  320 311 309  940

9 Matt Hardman 79 71 74  224
T28 Brad Cline 78 80 77  235
T32 Jeremy Kilgore 84 77 79  240
T34 Zach Griffis 79 83 79  241
T46 Kyle Kegerreis 87 84 85  256

1 Wingate University 292 284 301 877 +13
2 Newberry College 304 299 289 892 +28
3 Carson-Newman 300 315 297 912 +48
4 Anderson (SC) 305 310 303 918 +54
5 Lenoir-Rhyne College 308 309 303 920 +56
6 Lincoln Memorial 303 312 309 924 +60
7 Tusculum College 316 308 301 925 +61
8 Catawba College 320 311 309 940 +76
9 Brevard College 316 314 312 942 +78
10 Mars Hill College 351 349 341 1041 +177

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