SUNSET BEACH, N.C. - King College maintained fourth place as a team on the final day of the 2010 Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Tuesday, but the Tornado's Adrian Kibsey played in a playoff for medalist honors.
Kibsey, from Winnipeg, Canada, fired a final round 70 to post a two-day score of 143 which forced a three-way playoff. Only one golfer went lower then a 70 in Tuesday's final 18 holes. In the playoff Kibsey and Jordan Walor, from UNC Pembroke, was eliminated on the first playoff hole which gave medalist honors to Jake Murphy from Coker (S.C.) College.
Coker also took home the team title with a two-day score of 585, seven shots ahead of UNC Pembroke. King came in fourth thanks to a 299 Tuesday which gave the Tornado a score of 603. The Tornado was five shots from third place Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University.
Josh Bamberger (Waterloo, Canada) posted a 73 after an opening-round 82. Nick Carden (Hixson, Tenn.) added a 77 while King got matching rounds of 79 from Travis Snyder (Fayetteville, Ga.) and Tommy Ricker (Parrottsville, Tenn.). Overall King's second round was five shots better than Monday's opening 18. Only three of the 13 teams had a lower final round team score than King did, led by UNC Pembroke's 289.
The 299 Tuesday was the second lowest round of the year as King had a 297 in the final round at the Pfeiffer Falcon Cup to open the Fall 2010 season.
The golfers played the Sea Trail Golf Resort as a Par-72 at 6,761 yards.
Next for King will be the Lincoln Memorial Fall Invitational Oct. 18-19 at the Woodlake Golf Club in Tazewell, Tenn.