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No. 4/6 Hampden-Sydney Golf Finishes Third at The O'Briant-Jensen Memorial Tournament

Adam Hade
Adam Hade

GREENSBORO, N.C. – No. 4/6 Hampden-Sydney College Golf posted a final-round score of 288 on Tuesday for a 36-hole team score of 578 (290-288) to finish third among 22 teams at The O'Briant-Jensen Memorial Tournament played at The Cardinal by Pete Dye in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Tigers, ranked No. 4 in the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and No. 6 in the Golfstat Division III Rankings, finished just three shots behind No. 12 Carnegie Mellon (575) and No. 3 Emory (575). Carnegie Mellon won the tournament via a tiebreaker, which was the lowest aggregate total of the non-counting score over the two rounds (151-153).

Senior Adam Hade/Richmond led the Tigers with his one-over par 74-69—143, tied for eighth individually among 120 golfers. He posted five birdies and 10 pars during his second-round, two-under 69 on the par 71, 6,743-yard layout designed by the world-renowned golf course architect. Hade was followed by sophomore Hunter Martin/Gloucester Point (74-72—146, T-20th), senior Bruce Shober/Appomattox (77-71—148, T-28th), junior Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. (72-76—148, T-28th), and sophomore John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount (70-80—150, T-48th). Freshman Alex Rubino/Charlotte, N.C. (74-70—144, T-12th) played as an individual. Martin added three birdies and 11 pars on the day for the Tigers, while Shober had three birdies and 12 pars, Smith had two birdies and 10 pars, Ferguson had one birdie and nine pars, and Rubino posted five birdies and nine pars – finishing highest among the 10 individual golfers in the field of 120.

H-SC finished first among the 22-team tournament field in par 4 scoring (4.15), while third in pars (107), tied for third in birdies (29), tied for sixth in par 3 scoring (3.20), and 15th in par 5 scoring (5.03). Hade tied for first in par 3 scoring (2.75) and tied for 12th in birdies (7). Shober tied for sixth in pars (25). Rubino tied for sixth in birdies (8). Smith tied for 12th in birdies (7). Martin tied for 24th in pars (22) and tied for 25th in birdies (6). Ferguson tied for 25th in birdies (6).

The annual tournament featured 12 of the top 32 teams nationally, as ranked by Golfstat. Fellow Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) member, tournament host, and No. 16 Guilford finished in a tie for fourth at 581, along with No. 23 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. ODAC member and No. 11 Washington and Lee was 13th at 603. Rankings listed for the other teams are by Golfstat.

Logan Ryan of Emory was the individual medalist through 36 holes at five-under 72-65—137.

H-SC has completed its fall season of competition and will not play again until March 9-10, 2020 at The Savannah Harbor Classic, a 54-hole tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Georgia.