Greensboro 8th as Guilford takes Gordin at Grandover

Posted by Andy Durham on October 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, N.C. — The Greensboro College golf team closed play at the Gordin/D3 Preview on Monday. The Pride shot a 306 to finish with a 611 and an eighth place finish. Josh Nichols (Waxhaw, NC/West Fosyth) was The Pride’s top finisher. He fired 75-76–151 and tied for 23rd.

Host Guilford College won the event with a 292-299–591. Centre’s Chris Morris (71-72–143) and Justin Tereshko (72-71–143) tied for first place. Tereshko earned medalist honors due to his lower score on Monday.

GC’s Monday round of 306 was the fourth best team score of the day. Other GC scores: Ben Nihart (Winston-Salem, NC/(home school)), 75-79–154, T39; Brock Elder (Greensboro, NC/Vandalia Christian), 74-80–154, T39; Connor Kennedy (Siler City, NC/Jordan Matthews High School), 81-74, 155, T47; Tim Carey (Plymouth, Ma./Coyle Cassidy HS), 86-77–163, T75.

The 2010 Gordin/D3Preview featured 12 teams ranked in the Golfworld top 20. Greensboro and Grandover host the NCAA Division III championships May 10-13.

GC returns to action on Oct. 18 at the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational in Georgia.


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College captured its fourth
Greensboro Gordin Classic Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament Monday
afternoon at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center. The Quakers shot
292-299-591 and won their second tournament in as many weeks. Guilford
placed three students among the top-15 finishers in the 90-man field.

Huntingdon College held off St. John’s (Minn.) University for second place
after the Johnnies carded Monday’s low round (295). The Hawks shot
296-300-596 for the tournament, five strokes behind Guilford and one ahead
of St. John’s (302-295-597). Oglethorpe University (294-306-600) and
Transylvania University (297-305-602) rounded out the top five finishers in
the 18-team field. First-round leader and defending tournament champion
Methodist University shot 313 Monday and finished sixth (290-313-603). The
Monarchs have won a record nine Gordin Classic titles.

Transylvania’s Justin Tereshko and Centre College’s Chris
Morris both fired one-under-par 143 for the tournament, but Tereshko claimed
medalist honors by virtue of a second-round scorecard playoff. Tereshko shot
71 Monday, while Morris shot 72. First-round leader Noah Ratner of Guilford
College carded a 76 Monday and placed third with an even-par 144 for the
tournament. St. John’s Tony Krogen turned in the day’s low round (70) to
finish fourth with a 75-70-145. Centre’s Patrick Davidson (72-74-146) and
Methodist’s Mike Wesko (69-77-146) shared fifth place. For the second
straight day, the teams enjoyed warm and sunny conditions, which contributed
to an overall average score of 78.72.

Guilford’s Mat Hennick rebounded from an opening-round 77
and shot 73 Monday, the Quakers’ low scores. Hennick’s rally helped him
climb from 48th place at the start of the day into a share of 15th place
with a six-over 150. Rookie teammate Alex Wise birdied the 17th hole and
parred 18 to finish with a 74 Monday. He shared seventh place overall at
73-74-147. Guilford junior Dusty Roberts struggled to a 42 on the front nine
holes Monday, but rebounded with a two-under 34 on the back nine and
finished with a 76. His two-day 75-76-151 placed 22nd.

Tereshko started the day in eighth place and made three of
his tournament-high eight birdies over the last nine holes Monday. He
finished with five birdies in the round and parred his final three holes for
his second college medalist title. Morris finished with six birdies and 25
pars over two rounds on the par-72, 6,800-yard layout. He shot one-under-par
over his last nine holes Monday.

This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of longtime
Guilford golf coach Jack Jensen, who died suddenly last March in the midst
of his 33rd season as the Quakers’ golf coach. The tournament served as a
preview of the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships, which will be held at
Grandover May 10-13. It featured 14 of NCAA Division III’s top-25 teams,
according to the Oct. 4 *Golf World*/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll,
including all of the top-five squads. Top-ranked Greensboro College,
second-ranked Huntingdon, third-ranked Methodist, fourth-ranked Skidmore
College and fifth-ranked St. John’s made this Division III’s top fall
tournament. Guilford is the poll’s seventh-ranked team.

Hosted by the Greensboro Sports Commission, Guilford College and Ohio
Wesleyan University, the tournament is named for longtime Ohio Wesleyan golf
coach *Dr. Richard Gordin*, who was on hand to make the award presentations.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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