September 9, 2014
Hardman's Fourth-Place Finish Paces Men's Golf at Anderson Invitational
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Catawba placed third among seven teams at the Anderson Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament in its season-opening event. The two-day tournament concluded on Tuesday and was played at the 7,005-yard, Par-72 Cobb’s Glen Country Club.
Senior Matt Hardman (Gettysburg, Penn./Gettysburg Area HS) led the Catawba Indians with a fourth-place finish. Hardman had rounds of 75 and 72, finishing five shots back of medalist Mike Downy of Queens. Downy shot a six-under-par 66 on Tuesday.
Senior Zach Griffis (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mt. Tabor HS) just missed a top 10, placing 11th. He followed an opening 77 with a 73. Senior Brian Donaldson (Clinton, N.C./Clinton HS) recorded a top 20 as he finished in 18th place on a 153 total.
Catawba moved up two spots on Tuesday after standing in fifth following Monday’s play. The Indians had a 307 team total in the first round and a 299 on Tuesday. Catawba’s 606 total was 17 shots behind Erskine. Queens took runner-up honors, six shots better than the Indians.
Hardman led the field with 10 birdies during the tournament. Freshman Dagur Ebenezersson (Reykjavik, ICELAND/Borgarholtsskoli HS) collected five birdies. Hardman and Griffis were two of three golfers to play even par on the par-3s, while Hardman played the par-5s at two-under-par.
Catawba will next play in the Full Moon BBQ Invitational at the Timberline Golf Club in Calera, Ala., next Monday and Tuesday.
1. Erskine 305-284=589 +13
2. Queens 303-297=600 +24
3. CATAWBA 307-299=606 +30
4. Spartanburg Methodist 317-294=611 +35
5. Milligan 301-311=612 +36
6. Erskine ‘B’ 305-313=618 +42
7. Anderson 319-309=628 +52
4. Matt Hardman, 75-72=147
11. Zach Griffis, 77-73=150
18. Brian Donaldson, 76-77=153
22. Jordan Taylor, 79-77=156
35. Dagur Ebenezersson, 80-84=164
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