Golf

Wofford holds on to win weather-shortened Wexford Intercollegiate

The Wofford College men's golf team opened the spring season with a win at the 10th annual Wexford Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Wexford Plantation Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.

"It's a great way to start the spring," Terriers head coach Vic Lipscomb said.

Wofford led after Monday's first round and expanded its lead to seven strokes before the second round was suspended because of darkness. The teams finished the second round Tuesday morning in cold and wet conditions, but the third and final round was canceled.

The Terriers led by nine strokes when second-round play resumed and braved the conditions to earn the victory. Wofford's winning total was a 10-over-par 586, seven strokes better than 46th-ranked Georgia Southern and Charleston Southern. No. 4 USC Aiken finished in fifth, 14 strokes behind the Terriers.

Lipscomb has led the Terriers to four tournament victories in the last two years.

Tied for the individual lead after the first round, Western Carolina senior J.T. Poston carded a 1-over-par 73 in the second round to win the tournament hosted by Francis Marion.

It is the first individual medalist honor for Poston this season and the fifth of his Catamount career. Poston has 25 career top-10 finishes and has placed in the top five 16 times.

After carding a 3-under-par 69 on Monday, Poston countered a double-bogey and a bogey with two birdies on what proved to be the final 18 holes. All told, Poston -- who ranks 79th in the latest GolfStat rankings -- charted seven birdies over the 36 holes, shooting 142 (69-73). He finished ahead of four other ranked individuals including two that are inside the top 50.

Wexford Intercollegiate

At Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island

Par 72, 6,913 Yards

Team Results

1. Wofford 290-296—586

T2. (46) Georgia Southern 296-297—593

T2. Charleston Southern 291-302—593

4. Francis Marion 302-296—598

5. (4) USC Aiken 305-295—600

6. VCU 303-298—601

T7. Radford 296-309—605

T7. Cleveland State 298-307—605

9. Elon 302-304—606

10. Western Carolina 296-311—607

T11. Austin Peay 304-305—609

T11. Campbell 297-312—609

13. William & Mary 304-307—611

14. Furman 304-308—612

15. Presbyterian 304-314—618

16. Richmond 304-316—620

17. Tennessee Tech 315-309—624

18. Ohio 324-310—634

19. Dayton 329-318—647

Individual Results

1. (79) J.T. Poston, W. Carolina 69-73—142

2. Adam Ball, VCU 75-68—143

T3. (41) Scott Wolfes 69-75—144

T3. Andrew Novak, Wofford 69-75—144

T3. Jeremy Grab, Wofford 73-71—144

T3. Kim Koivu, Georgia Southern 73-71—144

T3. Tobias Pettersen, Francis Marion 74-70—144

8. Joey Krecic, Cleveland State 69-76—145

T9. Brannan Hudson, Wofford 73-73—146

T9. Ryan Rettberg, Radford 70-76—146

T9. R.J. Keur, Charleston Southern 71-75—146

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