SAINT HELENA ISLAND, S.C. -- Hampden-Sydney College posted a final round of 298 on Tuesday for a team score of 886 (286-302-298) in men's golf to finish second among 17 teams at the TaylorMade-Adidas Intercollegiate at the Dataw Island Club on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. Junior Adam Hade/Richmond led the Tigers, ranked 17th in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, with his 54-hole score of 72-72-73--217, tied for fourth individually among the 105 golfers at the par 72, 6,789-yard layout.
Oglethorpe (Ga.) (883) won the tourney by just three shots over H-SC, as the Tigers finished ahead of each of the other nine ranked schools participating, including No. 14 North Carolina Wesleyan (897), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (N.Y.) (905) and No. 24 Texas Lutheran (908) rounding out the top five teams. Colin Uecker of Texas Lutheran, Casey Leebrick of York (Pa.) and Michael Barber of Millikin (Ill.) each finished at 216, just one shot ahead of Hade. Uecker took medalist honors with a birdie on the first playoff hole, while Leebrick earned second place with a par on the second extra hole.
Hade was followed by junior Bruce Shober/Appomattox (74-75-73--222, t-11), sophomore Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. (72-75-77--224, t-17), freshman John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount (71-80-75-226, t-21) and senior Jamie Agnew/Fairfax (71-82-78--231, t-36).
Hade (pictured below) led the field in pars (42), tied for second in par 4 scoring (4.00), tied for 14th in par 5 scoring (4.92) and tied for 16th in par 3 scoring (3.17). Shober led the field in par 3 scoring (2.83), tied for seventh in pars (36) and tied for 13th in par 4 scoring (4.20). Smith tied for seventh in par 3 scoring (3.08), tied for eighth in par 5 scoring (4.83) and tied for 15th in pars (33). Agnew tied for fifth in birdies (11), tied for 13th in par 4 scoring (4.20) and tied for 14th in par 5 scoring (4.92). Ferguson tied for 13th in par 4 scoring (4.20) and tied for 15th in birdies (9). Hade, who enjoyed his highest individual placing this year, along with Smith and Agnew each posted their best 54-hole scores this year, as well.
Playing as individuals in the event were sophomore Varun Yerramsetti/Birmingham, Ala. (76-76-79-231, t-36) and freshman Hunter Martin/Gloucester (81-75-83--239, t-58). Yerramsetti, who posted his best 54-hole score this year, tied for 10th in par 4 scoring (4.17).
H-SC led the field in par 4 scoring (4.18), was second in par 5 scoring (4.97) and fourth in par 3 scoring (3.25). The Tigers were second in pars (163) and tied for third in birdies (40). H-SC's outstanding opening-round, two-under par 286 on Monday was its best 18-hole team score this year and the low round of the tournament, while good for first-place in the team standings after the first round.
H-SC will continue its Spring Break trip with its participation in the 54-hole Jekyll Island Intercollegiate on March 15-17 at the Jekyll Island Golf Club on Jekyll Island, Georgia.