COLUMBUS, Ohio – Guilford College shot 295 in Tuesday’s final round to place fifth at the Gordin Classic at the Columbus Country Club. The Quakers shot 290-296-881 to finish 18 shots behind tournament winner Wittenberg University, which blistered the par-72, 6,968-yard course with a seven-under-par 281 Tuesday. Wittenberg shot 863 (-1) over the 54 holes and ended up 13 strokes ahead of second-round leader St. John Fisher College (876), which placed second. Transylvania University (877) shot 287 Tuesday and jumped into third place, one shot better than fourth-place Methodist University (878).
Guilford freshman Tanner Gross (Archdale, N.C./Homeschooled) shared team-low scoring honors Tuesday with a one-over 73 and finished tied for 10th place at 70-76-73-219. Teammates Ty Palmer (Kernersville, N.C./Forsyth Country Day) and Drew Thompson were one stroke behind in a share of 12th place at 220. The Quakers’ Dallas Page (Reidsville, N.C./ Rockingham County (Averett)) shot 73 Tuesday and finished tied for 26th at 224. Guilford’s Travis Tolbert shot 83-77-74-234 and shared 51st place.
Wittenberg’s John Chaney shot a four-under 68 Tuesday and claimed medalist honors with a four-under 212 over 54 holes. Second-round leader Mason Stutler (213) of Methodist finished in second place, one shot behind Chaney. The Monarchs’ Jeff Wells took third at 215.
Coach Corey Maggard’s Quakers, ranked second in the latest Golfstat.com NCAA Division III Head-to-Head Ratings and 14th in the current Golf Coaches’ Association of America Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Poll, hits the links again Oct. 13-15 at the Golfweek Fall Invitational in Destin, Fla.