Tornado Finish Fourth at Pinehurst Challenge


PINEHURST, N.C. – King College finished fourth overall at the Pinehurst Challenge held at National Golf Club after the final round concluded Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado was led by Richard Powell, who finished tied for second overall after shooting a second-round 76.

Three King golfers finished inside the top-25 of the 66-man field comprised of the 12 participating teams. Junior Richard Powell (Hixson, Tenn.) posted a tournament scorecard of 73-76-149 (+5) to finish the Pinehurst Challenge in a six-way tie for second place. Senior Adrian Kibsey (Winnipeg, Manitoba) ended the second round tied for 13th overall after shooting a second-round 78, ending three strokes back of his teammate. John Scott (Glasgow, Scotland) also finished inside the top-25 with a t-24th place finish (75-80-155) while freshman Lee Whitehead rounded out the King foursome, improving one stroke from his round one score with a second round 78 (79-78-157).

King (607) finished fourth overall as a team just eight strokes off of the pace of tournament winner Lenoir-Rhyne University (599).  Lincoln Memorial (600) and Wingate University (603) finished second and third, respectively. The Tornado ended their stay at the Challenge five strokes ahead of Pfeiffer University, the only other Conference Carolinas member participating in the tournament.

The Tornado concluded their spring regular season with their finish at the Pinehurst Challenge. They will return to Pinehurst, N.C. for the Conference Carolinas Championship, held from April 22-24.