Guilford Mens Golf at Pine Needles Intercollegiate

Posted by Don Moore on February 26, 2008 at 10:01 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

BELMONT ABBEY WINS PINE NEEDLES INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S GOLF TOURNEY

Southern Pines, N.C. — Belmont Abbey College shot a three-over-par 291 Tuesday to win the Pine Needles Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament at the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. The Crusaders finished with a two-day 591, which led the 10-team field by 10 shots. Tournament host Guilford College climbed four places to finish second at 601, thanks to medalist Peter Latimer’s (Markinch Fife, Scotland/Madras) one-over 143. Cape Fear Community College also shot 294 Tuesday and finished 13 strokes off the lead at 604.

Thunderstorms and lightning delayed play for two hours Tuesday on the par-71, 7,015-yard Donald Ross-designed layout.

Belmont Abbey started Tuesday two strokes off the lead in third place, but had three students shoot 73 or better en route to the tourney’s low round. Matt Chidester fired a one-under 70 Tuesday and shared fourth place on the 56-man leaderboard with teammate Chris Carvill (74-72) at 146. Belmont Abbey’s Joe Campbell shaved three strokes off of his opening round and shared 12th place at 76-73-149. Connor Tomlinson’s 76 provided the Crusaders’ final score Tuesday. He finished in a three-way tie for 18th at 151.

Latimer, who opened the day in second place after Monday’s even-par 71, claimed his second college medalist honor with a 73 Tuesday. He held off teammate Burton Wood (Siler City, N.C./Jordan-Matthews), who matched the tournament’s low round Tuesday with a three-under 68 and placed second at 145. Cape Fear’s Steven Brame shared second place after shooting 75-70-145. First-round leader Will Scarborough of Wesley College struggled to an 84 Tuesday and finished tied for 22nd at 153.

Pine Needles is ranked 43rd among the nation’s Top 100 Public Golf Courses according to Golf Digest and has hosted six United States Golf Association Championships, including the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.

2008 Pine Needles Intercollegiate (Final)
Pl. School Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Belmont Abbey 300 291 591
2 Guilford College 307 294 601
3 Cape Fear CC 310 294 604
4 Emory University 301 307 608
5 Averett University 298 312 610
6 Wesley College 298 314 612
7 Greensboro College 307 309 616
8 Hampden-Sydney 304 313 617
9 Wingate University 309 309 618
10 Bridgewater College 324 329 653

Individuals (out of 56)
Pl. Name School Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Peter Latimer Guilford 71 72 143
T2 Burton Wood Guilford 77 68 145
T2 Steven Brame CapeFearCC 75 70 145
T4 Chris Carvill B. Abbey 74 72 146
T4 Matt Chidester B. Abbey 76 70 146
T6 *Bryce Mueller Duke 73 74 147
T6 *Skip Murphy Duke 73 74 147
T6 *Justin Hare Duke 74 73 147
T9 Josh Cumming Greensboro 72 76 148
T9 Patrick Cohn Emory U. 72 76 148
T9 Corey Iacofano Wingate U. 73 75 148

* – Individual competitor

Other Guilford Scores (w/Hometown)
34 Liam McGowan (Scotland) 79 77 156
T36 Jonathan Wade (Greensboro) 81 77 158
39 Brian Creghan (Radnor, Pa.) 80 79 159
T49 Scott Miller* (Wyckoff, N.J.) 84 78 162


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