Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Myrtle Beach, S.C.—The North Greenville Men’s Golf Team inched closer to the end of its fall schedule this week, after posting a fourth place finish at the Myrtle Beach Invitational, hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

The fourth place finish is the third top five finish of the fall for the Crusaders including two first place finishes. NGU looked to add a third consecutive tournament title to its resume on Monday, after finishing the first 18 in the pole position. The Crusaders shot a 284 on day one, finishing four strokes better than the day one’s second place qualifier from Queens. Freshmen Evan Gfeller once again led the pack on day one shooting a team high 69.

North Greenville struggled on day two, as just two of five players equal or bettered their day one scores. Tucker MacDonald shot a 72 on both days, as did Chase Fisher, finishing the tournament with a 144 total. Christian Constance dropped three strokes from his day one total, carding out at 145, after shooting a 71 in the opening round followed by a day two 74 while Sam Goodnight dropped one stroke, shooting a 73 on day one and 74 on Tuesday. Gfeller also dropped off after his opening round 69, posting a round two 75.

The Crusaders finished in a fourth place tie with Queens University, as the tournament title went to Mars Hill University. Wingate University and Mount Olive took the second and third spots. This was also the first tournament of the year in which at least one NGU player failed to post a top 10 finish.

The Crusaders will wrap up the 2014 portion of their schedule on October 27-28 at the NCAA Division II Showcase, also hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Hickory, North Carolina.