JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Hampden-Sydney College posted a final-round 300 on Sunday for a 54-hole team score of 871 (303-268-300) in men's golf to finish second among 14 teams at the 48th Camp Lejeune Gold Championship at the Paradise Point Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Freshman John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount led the Tigers with his three-day total of one-over par 75-65-77--217 to finish tied for fifth among 74 golfers in the Gold Championship.
Ferguson was followed by junior Adam Hade/Richmond (80-66-72) and sophomore Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. (74-66-78) at two-over 218, the duo tying for 10th individualy, along with junior Bruce Shober/Appomattox (76-71-73--220, T-21st) and senior Jamie Agnew/Fairfax (78-72-81--231, T-56th). Ferguson was five-under par in his second round (65), while Smith and Hade were each four-under par (66). Hade was one-under on his final round, and Shober was even par today.
Ferguson led the Gold field in par 3 scoring (2.85, -1) and tied for first in eagles (1). Shober also tied for first in eagles (1), and tied for eighth in both par 3 scoring (3.08, +1) and pars (36). Smith tied for fourth in birdies (12), tied for ninth in par 4 scoring (4.00, E) and tied for 18th in par 5 scoring (4.77, -3). Hade tied for fifth in par 4 scoring (3.93, -2), tied for seventh in birdies (11) and tied for eighth in par 3 scoring (3.08, +1).
The Tigers, ranked 14th in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll, played the more difficult 6,926-yard, par 73 Gold course on both Friday and Sunday, while playing the 6,101-yard, par 70 Scarlett course on Saturday during the prestigious three-day event at Camp Lejeune. The team scores posted for 18 holes (268), 36 holes (571) and 54 holes (871) were all season-bests for the program.
Fifth-ranked Methodist (N.C.) won the Gold Championship with its 296-272-295--863. H-SC earned its second-place finish via a scorecard tiebreaker at 871, the same score posted by third-place and No. 17 North Carolina Wesleyan (871), while No. 19 Oglethorpe (Ga.) (873) finished fourth and No. 32 Transylvania (Ky.) (877) was fifth to round out the Top Five.