Tusculum in ninth after day one of D-I Cape Fear Intercollegiate

David Whinery posted a three-over par total of 147 and is tied for 15th after the first day of the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate (photo by Nick Forsberg)
David Whinery posted a three-over par total of 147 and is tied for 15th after the first day of the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate (photo by Nick Forsberg)

LELAND, N.C. --- The Tusculum men's golf team posted scores of 310 and 308 to card a 618 and is in ninth place after day one action of the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate.  The Pioneers are the lone NCAA Division II team represented at the predominant Division I field. 

The two-day, 54-hole tournament is being held at the par-72, 6,850-yard Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest and hosted by Appalachian State University.

Tusculum's David Whinery is tied for 15th place with a 36-hole total of 147.  Whinery opened the day with a two-under par 70 in a round that included five birdies, 10 pars and three bogeys.  He shot 77 in his second round on Sunday as he was five over for his first 13 holes, but finished the final five holes even par and is three-over for the tournament.

Whinery is seven shots out of first place which is currently held by Appalachian State's Tripp Summerlin, who fired a four-under par 68 in the morning round and shot 72 in the afternoon for his 140 and leads by one stroke over Nick Thornton (73-68=141) of Texas Arlington.

UT Arlington boasts four of the top-five golfers on the individual leaderboard as the Mavericks shot an eight-under par 568 and leads by 17 strokes over second place Jacksonville State (585).  Appalachian State is third with 593 followed by USC Beaufort (594), Loyola-Chicago (597), Virginia Commonwealth (601), Robert Morris (604), Wright State (615), Tusculum (618), North Carolina Central (637), LaSalle (641), North Carolina A&T (655) and Hampton (680).

TC's Brandon Alexander got off to a tough start posting an 81 for his opening round, but rebounded nicely with an even par 72 in the afternoon round.  He double-bogeyed his first hole of the second round, but answered with birdies on three of his next six holes to get to one-under par on the scorecard.  He posted two bogeys on his inward nine but came up with a birdie on his next to last hole to get back to level par and climb 25 spots on the leaderboard from his opening round and is tied for 34th place with 81-72=153 (+9).

Anthony Bolden is tied for 38th position with his 79-76=155, while Liam Sweeney is tied for 61st with 83-80-163.  Bennett Noe shot 85-83=168 and is in sole possession of 67th place.

The final round of the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate will be played on Monday morning.

 

Team Results

Pl

Team

1st

2nd

TOT

1

UT Arlington

285

283

568

2

Jacksonville State

283

302

585

3

Appalachian State

285

308

593

4

USC Beaufort

291

303

594

5

Loyola-Chicago

294

303

597

6

VCU

294

307

601

7

Robert Morris

299

305

604

8

Wright State

311

304

615

9

TUSCULUM

310

308

618

10

N.C. Central

321

316

637

11

LaSalle

311

330

641

12

North Carolina A&T

322

333

655

13

Hampton

333

347

680

 

Tusculum Individual Scores

Pl

Player

1st

2nd

TOT

T15

David Whinery

70

77

147

T34

Brandon Alexander

81

72

153

T38

Anthony Bolden

76

79

155

T61

Liam Sweeney

83

80

163

67

Bennett Noe

85

83

168