College Men’s Golf Results – Medalist Shedd Helps Guilford to Pine Needles Title

Posted by Press Release on February 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Guilford College junior Nick Shedd (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) won his second straight individual title and helped the Quakers to the team title at the seven-school Pine Needles Intercollegiate Tuesday. Shedd is the first Quaker to win consecutive medalist honors since Noah Ratner ’13 captured the first three events of the 2011-12 season.

Shedd’s three-over-par 74 in Tuesday’s final round at the Pine Needles Golf & Lodge earned a four-shot victory over Hampden-Sydney College’s Brian Burt in the 35-man field. Shedd helped Guilford to its first team title of the year, a 22-shot triumph over second-place Cape Fear Community College. The Quakers are ranked fourth in both the NCAA Division III Relative Rankings and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll.

Each of Guilford’s four scorers, plus individual Drew Thompson, placed among the top-10 finishers. After Shedd, who shot 69-74-143 (+1), rookie Tanner Gross fired 72-76-148 and shared third place with Thompson (74-74-148) and Cape Fear’s Tanner Pearson (75-73-148). Rookie Ty Palmer (Kernersville, N.C./Forsyth Country Day) posted Guilford’s low round Tuesday and shared sixth place at 76-73-149. Senior Dallas Page (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County (Averett) carded a 75 for a two-round 151 that place 10th. Brad White had a 73 Tuesday and finished one stroke behind Page in 12th place at 79-73-152.

Pearson’s 73 and Matt Elliott’s 74 helped Cape Fear shoot 303 Tuesday, seven behind Guilford for Tuesday’s low team score. The Sea Devils placed second with a 308-302-610, five strokes better than Hampden-Sydney (312-303-615), which shot 303 Tuesday to share third place with Averett University (311-304-615). Hampden-Sydney entered the tournament ranked 10th in the rankings and 18th in the GCAA Poll.

Coach Corey Maggard’s Quakers hit the links again March 10-11 at the TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate at the Dataw Island Golf Club in St. Helena Island, S.C.

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