ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. - The Newberry Wolves men’s golf team is in third place after 36 holes at the Jay Jennison Memorial at the Palencia Club, nine strokes off the lead.
The Wolves shot 294 on the day’s first 18 holes, followed by a 300 on the second 18 holes for a two-round total of 18-over par 594. Armstrong and Barry are tied for the tournament lead at 9-over par 585. Newberry is seven strokes ahead of fourth place Saint Leo.
Jon Weiss (Sumter) is Newberry’s top first day performer, tied for fourth with a 1-over par 145. The sophomore shot even par 72 on the first 18 and 1-over 73 on the second 18.
The other four Wolves in the tournament are tightly packed on a fairly consistent day. Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) is tied for 15th at 6-over par 150, just one stroke ahead of Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.), who is tied for 17th at 7-over par 151. Layton Truax (Savannah, Ga.) is tied for 23rd at 8-over par 152 and Ewen Donaldson (Edinburgh, Scotland) is tied for 25th at 9-over par 153.
The tournament concludes with 18 more holes Tuesday. Unfortunately, at the start of the tournament, three teams teed off from the wrong marker on the tee box and were disqualified from at least the round. Tournament officials were still discussing the outcome after the completion of the two rounds.