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Golf has respectable weekend at Collegiate Invitational

April 4, 2016

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) men’s golf team had a respectable three days in North Carolina over the weekend.

The Patriots linksters finished the three-day 45th annual Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championships at Paradise Golf Club 15th out of 28 NCAA, Division II and III schools and junior colleges. PHCC was the top placing JUCO school in the event after taking first in the consolation flight on the Scarlet Course.

The bottom 14 teams that didn’t make the two-day cut to play on the Gold Course in the final round still competed for a trophy.

PHCC’s top four scored a total of 291 (+11) on the Scarlet Course on Sunday (Apr. 3). The Patriots bested their round one score of 297 by six strokes set in Friday on the same course. After being inside the top 14 — 11th –through one round, the Patriots were unable to make the cut for the championship flight after scoring a 307 (+19) on the more challenging Gold Course.

It was an all around consistent and momentum gaining weekend for sophomore Lawrence Howliston (Bristol, England). Howliston shot identical 73’s on the Scarlet Course and posted a round two total of 75 on the Gold Course for three-day score of 221 (+9). Returning all American Daniel Rudolfsson (Gavle, Sweden) had a more scattered weekend after winning a Region X event a few weeks prior. Rudolfsson had the best number on the Gold Course with a 74 (+2) but shot a pair of 76’s on the Scarlet Course and was +12 in the two rounds on the par 70 course.

Fellow Swede, freshman Filip Ekenstrom (Stockholm, Sweden), shot a 71 on the final day to help secure the consolation flight win. He shot a 74 on the same course Friday (Apr. 1) and 79 on the Gold Course for a three-day total of 224 (+12). Stuart, Va. native and sophomore Damian Beasley matched Ekenstrom’s 71 in round three Sunday, regrouping from a 77 and 79 in the opening two rounds.

Swedish freshman Oscar Malmsjo withdrew in the final round after posting a 74 in the first round and an 81 on the second day.

The Patriots continue their North Carolina swing with a two-day tournament today (Apr. 4) and Tuesday at Anderson Creek Golf Club in Spring Lake, N.C.

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