Crusader Golf Team Comes out On Top Despite Frigid Windy Tournament
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Crusader Golf Team Comes out On Top Despite Frigid Windy Tournament

Tigerville, S.C.-After a strong showing on Monday finishing tied for 1st place, the Crusader Golf team looked to improve their play on the second day and take sole possession of first place to take the tournament title.

In order to do this the Crusaders would have to get hot on the frigid day in Tigerville. The men entered the day tied for first place with Limestone College. Both teams had finished the first day with a team total of 301.

For either team to take the tournament title, it would have to brave the less than spring like temperatures and gusty winds for the second day in a row.
Unfortunately for the Limestone Saints, the weather would not derail the Crusaders.

The NGU Golf team would come out and post a strong second day with every player shooting under the 80 mark. The leaders for the Crusaders on day 2 were Brad Caldwell and Andrew Beck who both shot a 2 over par 74. Other Scores for NGU were Brandon Coggins who shot a 75, and Harrison Martin and Richard Smith who both shot a 79.

The total team score for the Crusaders on day 2 was 302. The two day total for NGU was 603, 8 strokes better than the second Limestone Saints who shot a 2 day total of 611. Head Golf Coach Jeff Patillo says “He is extremely proud of the way his team performed over the two day event and is also extremely thankful for the participation of Limestone and the other teams that participated.”

The Crusader's final tournament of the 2009 season will be April 13th and 14th in Etowah, N.C. atht eh Independent Intercollegiate Invitational.

Team and Individual All Tournament honors were passed out as well.

North Greenville 1st with a score of 603

Limestone 2nd with a score of 611

SMC 3rd with a score of 632

Mars Hill with a score of 657

Brad  Caldwell(NGU): All Tournament Performer/ Overall Medalist

Brandon Coggins(NGU): All Tournament Performer

Luke McClellan(Limestone): All Tournament Performer

Brad Williams(Limestone): All Tournament Performer