03/11/04 — Trojan golf places ninth

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Trojan golf places ninth

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on March 11, 2004 2:00 PM

WILSON -- Mount Olive College finished ninth overall in the Lee Nissan Barton Intercollegiate Golf Tournament contested Monday and Tuesday at Wilson Country Club.

The Trojans shot a 330-324--654 during the two-day event on the par 72, 6,768-yard layout.

Eric Royster tied for 39th overall and led Mount Olive with a two-round total of 163. Teammates Greg McDermott (164), Michael Bradshaw (165) and Chris Bitzenhofer (167) contributed to the team score.

Host Barton College claimed a five-shot victory against runner-up South Carolina-Aiken -- 610-615. Pfeiffer University (617) took third, followed by Guilford College (619) and North Greenville (S.C.) College with 622.

N.C. State's Banks Wood, a junior varsity player, captured medalist honors by firing a tournament-record 68 on Tuesday. He finished with a two-day total of 1-under 143 -- four shots ahead of teammate John Carter (147) and Pfeiffer University's Will Cannon, who tied Carter for second place.