03/02/08 — Barton's Burke takes conference honor

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Barton's Burke takes conference honor

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on March 2, 2008 2:01 AM

THOMASVILLE -- Former Charles B. Aycock standout Jon Burke, now a junior at Barton College, has been named the Conference Carolinas men's golfer of the month.

Burke grabbed the opening-round lead at the Pfeiffer/Old North State Invitational with a 3-under 69. He carded nine birdies and made the turn at 6-under 30.

However, Burke fired a 79 on the second day in 30-mph winds. He ended up tied for second at 4-over 148 among individuals and helped the Bulldogs place third overall in the 12-team field.

Burke has a stroke average of 74.0 through 12 rounds this season.

Barton is ranked 25th nationally in the Golf World/Nike Coaches poll.