Athletic News

February 22, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Finish Second in the Wynlakes Wynter Nationals

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon College men’s golf team finished two-strokes behind first-place Oglethorpe University in the final day of the Wynlakes Wynter Nationals. The second-ranked Hawks first-round 8-stroke advantage over No. 7 Oglethorpe wasn’t enough for the win at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club.

Oglethorpe took the top spot with a two-day total of 611, including Eric Quinn taking home the individual title after a 2-under par, 70, final round performance. Quinn finished with a two-day total of 145 and led the field of 59 both days of the tournament.

Huntingdon finished second with a 613 followed by No. 20 Emory University’s 627, while No. 4 Methodist University placed fourth at 630 and Berry College rounded out the top-5 with a 637.

In the final round, the Hawks were led by freshman Jamey Lester's 2-over par, 74, finishing with a two-day total of 153 tied for third place. Senior Chase Blaich also finished tied for third place with a 153 total after carding a 5-over par, 77, in the final round.

Freshman Cates Culpepper recorded a 4-over par, 76, on the second day of the tournament placing 8th with a 154 total, while senior J.P. Kircher’s 6-over par, 78, placed him right behind Culpepper tied for ninth with a 155 total. Rounding out the scoring for the Hawks, freshman Rodes Bowers shot a two-day total of 158 finishing tied for 16th following a final round 4-over par, 76.

Freshman Matt Stinebaugh led Huntingdon’s three individuals competing in the two-day tournament tied for 30th with a 161 after his 8-over par, 80, on Tuesday. Freshman Tyler Chavira shot 6-over par, 78, on the second day finishing tied for 33rd with a 162. Freshman Griffin Just improved from a day ago with a 4-over par, 76, tied for 36th place at 163.

Huntingdon returns to the course on Friday, Mar. 18, for the first-round of the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate at Jekyll Island Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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FINAL RESULTS - Par-Yardage: 72-6979

1 Oglethorpe Univ. 318 293 611
2 Huntingdon College 310 303 613   

T3 Chase Blaich 76 77 153   

T3 Jamey Lester 79 74 153   

8 Cates Culpepper 78 76 154   

T9 J.P. Kircher 77 78 155   

T16 Rodes Bowers 82 76 158

3 Emory University 323 304 627
4 Methodist University 315 315 630
5 Berry College 321 316 637
6 LaGrange College 325 313 638
7 Birmingham Southern 328 312 640
8 Rhodes College 329 315 644
9 Washington & Lee U. 319 326 645
10 Millsaps College 352 314 666


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