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
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…….