The Oglethorpe men's golf team destroyed the field in a rainy final round of the Camp Lejeune Gold Championship in Jacksonville, N.C., at Paradise Point's gold course. The Petrels won the tournament by 17 strokes over second-place Methodist.
The Petrels netted an amazing 295 in the final round, given the weather conditions. They finished the tournament with 843 total strokes, blasting away from the field. Methodist finished 17 strokes behind the Petrels, while Southeastern finished in third, 21 strokes behind the champion Stormy Petrels.
Oglethorpe started off the round inauspiciously, finishing the first hole at four over par after two bogeys and a double bogey. Oglethorpe settled down considerably after that, though, playing the rest of the round at one under par and finishing the round at three-over. Oglethorpe and Methodist were the only two squads to break 300 in today's brutal conditions.
Individually, Oglethorpe put four golfers in the Top 10. Senior Eric Quinn came storming back with an incredible three-under 69 to tie Methodist's Brad Wesko for first and force a three-hole playoff for individual medalist honors. Wesko birdied the final of the three holes to take the individual title.
The Petrels will be back in action starting next Monday, when they head to Druid Hills Country Club to take part in the Emory Spring Invitational. It will be their third tournament in a span of three weeks.
For full tournament results, visit the Jacksonville Daily News website here: http://www.jdnews.com/sports/local/final-scores-of-intercollegiate-1.116623