No. 20 Men's Golf Finishes Fourth At UNCP/Campbell Oil Classic

Kyle Simpson
Kyle Simpson

Nationally 20th-ranked Mount Olive entered Saturday's final round tied for the lead, but the Trojans had to settle for a fourth-place finish out of 12 teams at the UNCP/Campbell Oil Men's Golf Classic at Wallace, N.C. Kyle Simpson matched the lowest individual 18-hole score with a 69 in the final round and tied for eighth out of 69 golfers, while Dalton Gore tied for 10th.

The Trojans were tied with tournament host UNC Pembroke for first place with a 36-hole score of 600. Mount Olive had rallied from five shots down after the first round. The first 36 holes were played Friday.

After scores of 301 and 299 Friday, Mount Olive carded a team score of 308 Saturday for a 54-hole total of 908. UNC Pembroke won the team title after shooting a 294 in the final round for the lowest 18-hole score of the tournament.

Simpson carded scores of 78 and 77 in the first two rounds before shooting 3-under-par Saturday. His score was the lowest of the final round. Simpson played as an individual and his score was not included in the Trojans' team score.

Gore carded his second 77 of the tournament, one round after carding an even-par 72, for a 54-hole score of 226. Sebastian Andersen (74-77-78--229) and Jesus Valderrama (76-75-78--229) tied for 21st. Philippe Tjantele (85-75-75--235) tied for 35th and Mark O'Hara (74-83-81--238) tied for 43rd.

Mount Olive concludes regular season play April 8-9 as the Trojans play host to the Mount Olve College Spring Invitational in Goldsboro, N.C.