SALISBURY, N.C. – After the first day of the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury, King College finds itself in eighth place in an 18-team field. Adrian Kibsey leads the Tornado and is in a tie for fourth place overall with one day left to go in the tournament, hosted by Catawba College.
Kibsey, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, led all King golfers shooting even par with a first day 71 (38-33) scorecard. He is currently in a tie for fourth place overall with seven additional golfers. The senior shot the best back nine score (33) of the field.
Freshman John Scott (Glasgow, Scotland) shot a 77 (39-38) on his first day while senior Nick Carden (Hixson, Tenn.) and freshman Lee Whitehead (Knoxville, Tenn.) rounded out the King starting five with 79 and 80 scores, respectively. Josh Bamberger (Waterloo, Ontario) struggled on the front nine, shooting a 42, but came back in a big way down the backstretch with a 36 to salvage the day.
King shot a 305 as a team and sits 14 shots of the lead behind UNC Pembroke. They are only seven shots from jumping Barton College (298) and getting into the top-5, but have three schools no more than five shots back of their school, including Belmont Abbey (306) and host Catawba College (310).
The Tornado will hit the links Tuesday morning at the Country Club of Salisbury to conclude the Richard Rendleman Invitational.