Salisbury, NC – Competing in its second tournament of 2013, the North Greenville University men’s golf team earned a tie for 4th place overall in the Richard Rendleman Invitational, hosted by Catawba College at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Fellow Conference Carolinas member Belmont Abbey College took home the team title with a two-day score of 296-287-583, seven strokes ahead of USC-Aiken, which shot 289-301-590 to take home runner-up honors. Lenoir Rhyne University finished third overall with a total score of 297-295-592, while Carson Newman College (302-293), Catawba College (302-293) and North Greenville (297-298) all shot 595 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place.
In the individual standings, Belmont Abbey’s Adam Hedges earned the title with a two-round score of 74-67-141. Hedges’ final round 4-under was just enough as he finished just one stroke ahead of teammate John Frisby (74-68-142) and Carson Newman’s Gavin Hay (73-69-142) who tied for second place.
Josh ONeal rebounded from a rough first day of play to finish in a tie for 17th with a two-round total of 78-70-148, while Lucas Polin tied for 24th overall with a score of 74-75-149. Danny Dippel tied for 32nd with a score of 74-76-150 and Joshua Hopwood followed close behind with a two-round total of 74-77-151 to tie for 35th overall. Tucker MacDonald struggled in the tournament’s final round to shoot a 75-80-155 to tie for 57th in the individual standings.
The Crusaders will have a few weeks to prepare for their next tournament on March 18-19 when they will travel to Wilson, NC to compete in the Barton Intercollegiate.