Conference Carolinas Golf Championships hosted by Belmont Abbey College at Woodlake Resort Club in Pinehurst, NC
Final Championship Results:
Women: Final Results Link
Men: Final Results Link
Adrian Kibsey, King
Troy Bulmer, Pfeiffer
Nicolas Fonseca, Barton
Daniel Claytor, Barton
Austin Doerr, Barton
Luiz Jacintho, Pfeiffer
Adam Hedges, Belmont Abbey
Josh Clay, Coker
Dermot McElhennon, Barton
Christopher Fuga, Coker
CJ DeBerj, Queens
Richard Powell, King
Tournament MOP/Medalist: Adam Black, North Greenville
Team Champion: Coker College
Valentina Urquiola, Mount Olive
Sara Jackson, Belmont Abbey
Steph Peareth, Pfeiffer
Louise Sjoberg, Queens
Esther Gandarias, King
Emelie Andersson, Mount Olive
Camilla Mallberg, Queens
Laura Belanger, Queens
Julia Wennerlund, Queens
Tournament MOP/Medalist: Tegan Skirptas, Mount Olive
Team Champion: Queens University of Charlotte
-courtesy of Belmont Abbey Sports Information-
Coker Men, Queens Women Capture Conference Carolinas Golf Titles
The Coker men overcame a 17 shot deficit by posting a 285 (-3) on the final day, with three of the five players posting rounds under par, and the Queens women led wire-to-wire as the Cobras and Royals captured the 2012 Conference Carolinas Golf Tournament Championships. This year's championships were staged at the par 72 Woodlake Resort, Palmer (Women) and Maples (Men) courses.
In the women's event, Queens led from the start as it posted a nine-shot win. Four of the Royals finished in the top six as Julia Wennerlund finished alone in second with a score of 158, Laura Belanger was third at 160 and Camilla Mallberg was fourth at 161.
Mount Olive senior Tegan Skirpstas was crowned the individual champion, as her rounds of 74 and 76 gave her an eight shot victory over Wennerlund. Her efforts led the Trojans to a second place finish. Emelie Anderson helped the Mount Olive cause with a fifth place finish.
Pfeiffer ended up in third (686) and Erskine was fourth (688). King (699), Belmont Abbey (720), North Greenville (721), Coker (741), Limestone (753) and Barton (867) rounded out the field.
The men's tournament came down to the final group as Coker, which began the day in sixth place, posted a 285 in the third round, and waited for Barton, King and Belmont Abbey to finish their rounds. Three Cobras posted scores under par, as Diego Polo fired a two under 70, while Christopher Fuga and Josh Clay added scores of 71. The highest score of the round for Coker was a 78, which did not count in the team standings. The Cobras celebrated by leaping as a team into the nearby lake that joins the first tee.
The Cobras edged Barton by one stroke as the Bulldogs missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have forced a playoff. King was third at 907 and Pfeiffer was fourth at 912. Queens posted a fifth place finished as 2011 individual champion C.J. DeBerg finished alone in third with rounds of 77-71-74.
Belmont Abbey finished sixth at 916 and Mount Olive was seventh at 920. Erskine (922), North Greenville (931) and Limestone (934) rounded out the field.
As for the individual race, North Greenville sophomore Adam Black wrapped up the tournament with a five under 67 in today's round, posting that score around 1:00 p.m. and then waited for the final 44 players to finish their rounds. Black waited nearly four hours for the players to finish, and after all the scores were totaled, he earned a three shot win with a final score of 217 over Richard Powell of King. Black opened the tournament with rounds of 76 and 74. His five under 67 today included an eagle on 18. He did not bogey a single hole and posted three birdies on the front nine.
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Monday, April 23, 2012
QUEENS WOMEN, KING MEN LEAD AFTER DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE CAROLINAS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Queens University of Charlotte women and the King Tornado men are the leaders in the clubhouse after the opening day of the 2012 Conference Carolinas Championships. The event is being contested at the Woodlake Resort, Palmer (Women) and Maples (Men) courses in Vass, North Carolina.
Yesterday's scheduled opening round was postponed due to rain, which forced a change in the schedule. The women's championship was reduced to 36 holes, 18 today and tomorrow, while the men played 36 today and will wrap up with 18 tomorrow.
Today's weather conditions contributed to high scores, as the mercury topped out at 52 degrees with winds sustaining at 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40.
In the women's championship, four of Queens's five players are in the top five as it built a 14 shot lead. Mount Olive, which received a low round of 74 (+2) from Tegan Skirpstas, is second at 326. Pfeiffer holds down third at 335, and Erskine is fourth at 340. King (345), Belmont Abbey (357), North Greenville (365), Limestone (368), Coker (375) and Barton (438) round out the field.
Skirpstas enters tomorrow's final round with a two shot lead over Julia Wennerlund of Queens. Skirpstas is four clear of Queens's Louise Sjoberg and Steph Peareth of Pfeiffer.
The men's championship is a tightly contested affair as only 14 shots separate the top five teams. King pieced together rounds of 297 and 298 as the Tornado lead Barton by two strokes. Belmont Abbey is just 11 shots back, one clear of Queens, and Pfeiffer is just 14 shots out of the lead.
Coker (613), Erskine (616), Mount Olive (617), Limestone (621) and North Greenville (624) round out the field.
Mount Olive's Dalton Gore fired the low round of the day, posting a two under 70 in the final 18 after carding an 80 in the first round. King's Adrian Kibsey holds a two shot lead with rounds of even par 72 and 73. He is two clear of Belmont Abbey's Adam Hedges, who posted a one under 71 in the morning round, which included an eagle on the 18th hole. He is tied with King's Richard Powell, who carded rounds of 74 and 73. Kibsey, Hedges and Barton's Daniel Claytor, who is tied for fourth with rounds of 75 and 73, will be the last group off the tee.
The final rounds get underway tomorrow morning at 8:30.
Women: Monday Results 1st Round & 18 total holes (day 1)
Men: Monday Results 1st, 2nd, & 36 total holes (day 1)
Opening Round Of Conference Carolinas Championships Postponed; Play To Resume Monday Morning With Shotgun Starts
Women's Championship Shortened To 36 Holes; Men To Play 36 Monday, 18 Tuesday
Over an inch of rain that fell overnight and most of the morning on the Woodlake Resort property in Vass, North Carolina has resulted in day one of the Conference Carolinas Golf Championships to be postponed.
The championship will resume Monday morning with shotgun starts beginning at 8:30 a.m. The women's championship has been shortened to 36 holes, as they will play 18 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday.
On the men's side, the teams will play 36 holes on Monday and will wrap up the championship with 18 holes on Tuesday.
Women's Tee Times (Round 1)
Men's Tee Times (Round 1)