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Holt Allison
Newton-Conover grad Holt Allison finished with a 2-over par leading the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Place 15th in Spring Opening Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Team finished in 15th place in their spring opener at St. John’s Golf & Country Club.

On the opening day of the tournament, all schools competed in the first two of three rounds and the Bears were 15th on the leaderboard with a 603 (+27) score.

Sam Mace and Liam Waldron both had good starts to the tournament with each shooting a 73 (+1) in the first round, while Holt Allison improved his score by two strokes from the opening round to the second with a 73 (+1) finish.

As a team, Lenoir-Rhyne shot a 296 (+16) after the first round but saw a slight regression the second time through the course with a 307 (+30) score.

When the team returned to the course on Tuesday, the Bears improved from their Round 2 score and shot a 298 (+10) in the final round. Allison had the best round out of any Bear during the week with shooting below par with a 70 (-2) score. Finan also saved his best round for last with a solid 73 (+1) final.

Anderson won the tournament as they blew away the competition with a 848 (-16) score, out-shooting the runners-up, Georgia Southwestern, by 14 strokes.

The Bears will return to action in two weeks for the Hurricane Invitational in Albany, Ga. on Feb. 27.

Lenoir-Rhyne (15th of 17)     Round 1     Round 2     Round 3     Total (To Par)
Holt Allison                              75               73               70                 218 (+2)
Sean Finan                              75                75               73                 223 (+7)
Sam Mace                               73                81               77                 231 (+15)
Liam Waldron                         73                78              82                 233 (+17)
Hank Robins                           80                83              78                 241 (+25)