State Places Third of 17 at Wolfpack Intercollegiate
Oct. 8, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State men’s golf team turned in a solid showing at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday, finishing in third place among 17 teams. The Wolfpack was led by a strong performance from sophomore Carter Page, who turned in a career-best score of 215 to lead the team and tie for eighth place in the field of 90 golfers.
Page was one of two NC State golfers to finish within the top 11 of the tournament field at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course this week. He was joined near the top of the leaderboard by Jacob McBride, who participated on NC State’s second team competing in the tournament.
“Carter is starting to become a leader,” said head coach Richard Sykes. “We’re looking for that. We’re looking for some guys to step up and take over out there.”
State finished with a three-round score of 865 (+1) at the tournament. The Wolfpack finished behind only East Tennessee State (843, -21) and UNC Greensboro (854, -10).
Stanhope Johnson and James Chapman were NC State’s next finishers on Tuesday, tying for 18th place with three-round scores of 218. Johnson finished the tournament with a final-round 75 and Chapman carded a 74 to end the competition.
NC State’s second team also turned in a strong finish at the tournament, tying for 11th with a three-round score of 888 (+24). This group was led by the aforementioned Jacob McBride, who was competing in his first tournament as a collegiate student-athlete. Closely following McBride were teammates Andrew Decker (73-72-75) and Logan Harrell (70-75-77), who tied for 27th and 33rd, respectively.
“We have a lot of good players, but we need all of them playing well,” Sykes added. “I feel like we wasted a lot of strokes at this tournament. We’ve got some things to get better at, and we’ll get to work and see if we can get it done.”
The Wolfpack will next be in action to close out the fall portion of the 2013-14 season at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate on Oct. 26 and 27. The tournament will be played at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.