Bristol, Tenn.—The North Greenville men’s tournament put together the best tournament in school history on Monday and Tuesday, as the Crusaders cruised to an 11 stroke win at the King University Invitational at Bristol Country Club in Bristol, Tennessee.
The Crusaders earned the top three spots of the tournament, as Christian Constance took the pole position with a two day total of 135. He took the tournament title by two strokes over teammate Sam Goodnight who finished third with a137, and four strokes over freshmen Evan Gfeller who finished with a two day total of 139. Gfeller mad his presence known however in day one, as the freshmen broke the Bristol Country Club course record, shooting a 62. Gfeller’s 62 also broke the NGU school record of 66, set by assistant golf coach Brad Caldwell as a player at NGU.
NGU shot an impressive 269 on day one as a team on day one. The 11 under score was seven strokes better than all teams, and set the course record by three strokes. NGU’s Tucker MacDonald finished the tournament in 22nd place after posting a two day total 146 while Chase Fisher finished two strokes behind at 148, finishing in 27th.
“This was a huge, record breaking week for the guys,” remarked assistant coach Brad Caldwell. I’m very proud of each one of them. Evan’s course record was one of the best rounds of golf we will see in college golf this year, and Christian’s back to back wins are extremely impressive. This week will be big for our national ranking, and goal of reaching the NCAA Regionals. The guys have a lot of confidence heading into our next tournament.”
The Crusaders will be back in action next week at the 2014 Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate, hosted by Sea Trail Golf Links.