Vandalia Christian School-grad Brock Elder leads Greensboro College to NCAA DIII National Golf Championship

Posted by Andy Durham on May 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm under College, High School | 2 Comments to Read

You can almost see this kid coming out of Pastor Donnie Oates office at Vandalia Christian School, down on Pleasant Garden Road and now Brock Elder has led his Greensboro College golf team, to the NCAA DIII National Championship….Brock shot a 5-under par 67, to lead the Greensboro College Pride to the title, their first under head golf coach Dirk Fennie and athletic director Jean Lojko…..Good job by the Pride to take the title at Grandover this week and now Elder is the biggest name to ever come out of Vandalia Christian School, the former Viking; and for now, he is the biggest name to ever hit a golf ball, coming out of Greensboro College…..Look for photo links on Brock and the Championship Pride Team below…..

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro College men’s golf team is the 2010-2011 NCAA DIII National Champion. The Pride defeated the field at the NCAA National Championships by six strokes held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.

Mid-way through the round, GC had lost it’s lead and were tied with Illinois Wesleyan before The Pride took control, and the field began to fall behind. The back nine was where Greensboro found its stride all week long, and today was no exception. Pride players hit 9 biridies on the back nine to secure the team national championship. Brock Elder (Greensboro, NC/Vandalia Christian) finished the round with a 67, -5, which helped him to a fifth place tie in the individual standings.

Elder earned First Team All-American honors, while Connor Kennedy (Siler City, NC/Jordan Matthews High School) and Ben Nihart (Winston-Salem, NC/Home school) were named Second Team All-American’s.

This national championship was Greensboro College’s second, the last one coming from the men’s golf team in 2000.

Chris Morris from Centre College took home the individual national championship.

player rounds thru
current
round
1 2 3 4
Elder -1 +1 +2 -5 F
Nihart E +5 E -1 F
Kennedy +3 +1 +3 +6 F
Mitchell +1 -1 +4 +3 F
Nichols +6 E +5 +5 F

CLICK HERE to check out Brock Elder and the Championship Trophy and to see the PRIDE Team photo with the big prize in hand…….


  • wayne phillips said,

    GOOD JOB GREENSBORO COLLEGE GOLF TEAM AND TO MY MAN BROCK. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

  • Brock Elder said,

    Thank you so much for this! this means a lot to me. I am not who i am today because of me, but by my family and mentors who raised me. This goes out to them! I am and always will be a proud Viking and apart of the GC Pride.