Crusader golf brings home runner-up finish in NGU Fall Classic
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Crusader golf brings home runner-up finish in NGU Fall Classic

Tigerville, S.C. – After finishing day one second in the team standings, the North Greenville men’s golf team made a strong push for the top of the leader board, but finished the NGU Fall Classic in second place.

Tri-County Technical College won the team tournament with a total score of 296-310 (606) followed by the Crusaders who shot 307-304 (611). Brevard College and Mars Hill College finished third and fourth respectively.

“The guys bounced back and played better today but we just fell a bit short,” said head coach Jeff Pittillo. “We are going to work hard and get ready for the next tournament.”

In the individual standings, senior Andrew Beck was sent to a playoff with Tom Rennie of Brevard due to a tie after 36 holes of golf. Rennie won the playoff on the first hole and was crowned the individual champion of the NGU Fall Classic.

Beck shot a two-day total of 71-75 (146) and was the tournament’s runner-up. Beck was named a member of the all-tournament team for his stellar performance.

Other top scorers for the Crusaders were Richard Smith who shot a two-day total of 78-76 (154) while Danny Dippel also shot a total score of 81-73 (154). Josh O’Neal finished with a score of 77-80 (157) and Austin Green shot 96-84 (180).

North Greenville also had five players play as individuals in the tournament. Kyler Booher, a member of the men’s basketball team at North Greenville, made six birdies on the final day and was named all-tournament as an individual competitor after a two-day total of 77-74 (151). Harrison Martin and Chancen Blackwood each shot a two-day total of 158 and Richard Harb, a member of the North Greenville football team, shot 81-85 (166). Jacob Harris rounded out the scoring for the Crusaders with a score of 84-83 (167).

The Crusaders will be on the links again Sept. 27-8 in the Tusculum Fall Classic hosted by Tusculum College in Greenville, TN.