Wolves earn top-five finish at McDonough Cup


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ORLANDO, FLA. — Newberry continued a string of top-five finishes in every tournament played this year, finishing fifth of 18 teams at the 2016 McDonough Cup in a field containing nine of the top 46 Division II teams in the latest Golfstat rankings.

The Wolves shot 11 over in the final round of the 54-hole event, but held off hard-charging California Baptist, ranked No. 28 nationally, by a single stroke to retain a top-five finish. Tournament host and ninth-ranked Rollins won the event at three under, followed by No. 46 Flagler at six over. No. 10 Lander and No. 29 Georgia College finished tied for third at 11 over, 10 strokes ahead of the Wolves.

Newberry was led by Spencer Skiff, who earned a 10th-place finish at two over for the tournament. Skiff leads the Division II Golfstat Cup rankings and has now finished inside the top 10 in each of Newberry’s four events this season, carrying a win-loss percentage of .941 in 2016.

Harry Bolton was the second finisher for Newberry, coming in 23rd at five over for the tournament. Evan DeGrazia and Ben Thompson finished at eight and nine over par in 31st and 36th position, respectively, while Luke Atack was 54th of the 95 golfers in attendance at 13 over par.

Newberry turned in a steady team performance on Tuesday, with three golfers carding a 75 joined by one at 74 and another at 76 on the par-72 course.

Jakob Van de Flierdt of host Rollins was the individual medalist at six under for the tournament. He was followed closely by Ethan Chamineak of Georgia Southwestern and Thomas Hodges of Georgia College at five under. Ryan Mosley of Flagler and Greg Gonzalez of California Baptist rounded out the all-tournament team at three and four strokes behind Van de Flierdt, respectively.

Team Standings

Rank Team Scores Total Par
1 Rollins

290 286 285 861 -3
2 Flagler

299 286 285 870 +6
t 3 Georgia College

289 296 290 875 +11
t 3 Lander

298 293 284 875 +11
5 Newberry

294 292 299 885 +21
6 California Baptist

301 296 289 886 +22
7 Eastern Florida State

302 294 295 891 +27
8 Palm Beach Atlantic

305 297 291 893 +29
9 Wingate

297 298 301 896 +32
t 10 Carson-Newman

300 302 295 897 +33
t 10 Mount Olive

303 298 296 897 +33
12 Georgia Southwestern

303 303 295 901 +37
13 Queens

302 306 295 903 +39
14 LeMoyne

311 291 307 909 +45
15 Embry-Riddle

304 306 302 912 +48
16 Tampa

315 302 301 918 +54
17 Erskine

309 315 305 929 +65
18 Eckerd

317 316 310 943 +79

Newberry Players

Newberry 294 292 299 885 +21 5th
Spencer Skiff 72 71 75 218 +2 t-10th
Harry Bolton 74 71 76 221 +5 t-23rd
Evan DeGrazia 75 74 75 224 +8 t-31st
Ben Thompson 73 78 74 225 +9 t-36th
Luke Atack 78 76 75 229 +13 t-54th

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This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

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