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Tusculum finishes 16th at NCAA Super Regional Preview

Tusculum finishes 16th at NCAA Super Regional Preview

CONOVER, N.C. --- Tusculum senior David Whinery shot a final round 74 to post a two-day score of 151 to finish tied for 46th place at the 2017 Lenoir-Rhyne / NCAA Division II Super Regional Preview Tuesday.  The two-day, 36-hole event is being held at the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Course at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa.                    

The Pioneers shot a final day 309 and finished in 16th place with a two-round score of 621.

Barton led wire-to-wire to capture the team title as the Bulldogs finished with a five-under par total of 571.  Barton won by seven shots over runner-up Belmont Abbey who made the biggest charge of the day, knocking 18 shots off its first-day score to finish with 578.

North Greenville was third with 580, followed by Lincoln Memorial (583), Coker (584), King (587), North Georgia (589), Lenoir-Rhyne (592), Catawba (594), Queens (596), Flagler (598), Wingate (599), Erskine (601), Southern Wesleyan (603), Brevard (619), Tusculum (621) and Mars Hill (633).

Belmont Abbey's Nick Stafford won individual medalist honors as he climbed seven spots up the leaderboard and posted a nine-under par 63 to finish with an eight-under total of 136 to win by three strokes over runner-up Justin Plane of Barton (70-69=139).

Whinery moved two spots up the ladder from Monday as he improved by three shots with his 74 on Tuesday.  Senior Brandon Alexander and rookie Bennett Noe tied for 64th with 156.  Alexander posted a 79 on Tuesday, while Noe carded his second 78 in as many days.  Sophomore Anthony Bolden tied for 68th with 80-78=158, while sophomore Hunter Chandley improved by 11 shots off Monday with his final round 85 to post 181 and finish 84th.

The Pioneers return to action Oct. 23-24 as they travel to the West Georgia / Matt Dyas Invitational in Carrollton, Georgia.

Team Results

Pl.

Team

1st

2nd

TOT

1

Barton

290

281

571

2

Belmont Abbey

298

280

578

3

North Greenville

297

283

580

4

Lincoln Memorial

295

288

583

5

Coker

296

288

584

6

King

301

286

587

7

North Georgia

302

287

589

8

Lenoir-Rhyne

297

295

592

9

Catawba

297

297

594

10

Queens

311

285

596

11

Flagler

304

294

598

12

Wingate

300

299

599

13

Erskine

302

299

601

14

Southern Wesleyan

310

293

603

15

Brevard

308

311

619

16

TUSCULUM

312

309

621

17

Mars Hill

331

302

633

 

Tusculum Individual Scores                           

Pl.

Player

1st

2nd

TOT

T46

David Whinery

77

74

151

T64

Brandon Alexander

77

79

156

T64

Bennett Noe

78

78

156

T68

Anthony Bolden

80

78

158

84

Hunter Chandley

96

85

181

 

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