MOC golf teams fare well at St. Andrews Invitational
By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on March 21, 2007 2:38 PM
VASS -- Mount Olive carded a team total of 296 in the second round to overcome a seven-shot deficit and capture first place out of nine teams at the St. Andrews Men's Golf Spring Invitational Tuesday at Woodlake Resort and Golf Club in Vass.
The championship is the Trojans' third in four tournaments during the spring. The win also gives Mount Olive a sweep at St. Andrews during 2006-07, having won the St. Andrews Fall Invitational in September.
Scott Woodard shot a 2-over-par 74 in the second round and finished third out of 48 golfers with a 36-hole total of 150. Woodard moved up from fourth place after the first round.
Chris Bitzenhofer and Jonathan Greene were among three players tied for the lowest second-round score as both carded a 1-over-par 73. Bitzenhofer, who finished second in last year's tournament, tied for eighth overall with a 153, while Greene tied for 10th with a 154.
Mick Moberg, who won last year's title, tied for 17th with an 84-76--150. Johan Hagsund tied for 20th with an 81-82--163.
After shooting a 318 Monday in the first round, Mount Olive finished with a 36-hole score of 614 to finish eight shots ahead of Findlay (Ohio). First-round leader Queens finished third with a 625.
At last year's rain-shortened Spring Invitational, Mount Olive tied for the lowest team score, but settled for runner-up due to a tie-breaker.
Mount Olive is off until March 31 when the Trojans compete in the Carolina Sands Intercollegiate at Carolina Sands Golf Club in White Lake, N.C. The tournament is hosted by UNC Pembroke.
Moberg takes 2nd
in women's tourney
VASS -- Kirstin Moberg finished second out of 38 golfers and Mount Olive placed third out of seven teams at the St. Andrews Women's Golf Spring Invitational, which concluded Tuesday at Woodlake Resort and Golf Club.
Moberg, who held a one-shot lead after Monday's first round, finished with a 36-hole total of 81-82--163. Moberg finished three shots out of first place.
Kristen Freeman tied for 12th with an 87-91--178, while Kate Somek finished 15th with a 91-88--179. Deborah Woodrum tied for 23rd with a 93-95--188.
After sharing the first round lead with Northwood (Mich.), Mount Olive finished with a two-round total of 352-356--708. The Trojans finished within eight shots of tournament champion Queens, which beat Northwood by one stroke.
The Trojans were seeking a sweep at St. Andrews after winning the St. Andrews Fall Invitational in September.
Mount Olive returns to action next Monday and Tuesday as the Trojans compete in the Ralph Hargett Invitational at Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe. The tournament is hosted by Wingate University.
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