October 26, 2010

King closes out Fall season with surge

GREENSBORO, N.C. - King College rallied with a 297 in Tuesday's final round to finish in a tie for fourth at the Tom & Bettie O'Briant Memorial.

A day ago King was in 10th and improved 23 shots to Tuesday. Just four of the 17 teams were able to break 300 Tuesday. The team low round came from Guilford (N.C.) College who also won the event. Guilford posted a 284, four-over-par, which helped to a two-round total of 592, eight shots ahead of Methodist (N.C.) University. The Tornado posted a team score of 617 over the two rounds.

Tuesday's low round for King came from Richard Powell (Hixson, Tenn.) with a 71, 10 shots improved from Monday. He finished tied for 17th in individual standings along with Josh Bamberger (Waterloo, Canada). Bamberger posted a 74 after a 78.

Adrian Kibsey, from Winnipeg, Canada, followed his 77 with a 74 Tuesday which put the Tornado in a tie for 13th. Tommy Ricker (Parrottsville, Tenn.) added a 78 for the Tornado's cause.

The top-ranked NCAA Division III team, Greensboro (N.C.) College finished third in the team standings.

Guilford's Mat Hennick kept the individual lead. He won the event by two shots after a 73 Tuesday. For the 36 holes, he posted a 142.

This event concluded King's fall season as the Tornado will return to the course in February.