Kibsey Leads Tornado to Seventh Place Finish at Salisbury

SALISBURY, N.C. – The men's golf team jumped one place in the final team standings after the final round of play at the Richard Rendleman Invitational. The Tornado were led by senior Adrian Kibsey's eighth place individual finish.

Kibsey ranked among the top in multiple categories at the Invitational including total birdies (7) and scoring on its 11 par-four holes (+3), finishing tied for 10th in the category. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native finished the two-day event held at the Country Club of Salisbury (N.C.) with a tournament scorecard of 143 (71-72), one-over par. Kibsey ended day one shooting even par and had the best back-nine score of the field (33). He shot a 72 (37-35) on Tuesday to finish eighth overall in the tournament.

The entire King team finished in a very close pack after their day-two scores were recorded. Josh Bamberger (Waterloo, Ontario) improved by six strokes to match Kibsey with second round 72. Nick Carden (Hixson, Tenn.) improved by seven strokes from Monday's score, also matching his teammates' scores.

Four King golfers improved their scorecard totals from day one to day two. Rounding out the bunch was John Scott (Glasgow, Scotland), who finished three strokes better with a second round 74. He tied Carden for 39th place overall, both ending with a two-day total of 151. Lee Whitehead (Knoxville, Tenn.) also bettered himself by two strokes, finishing with a 78 on Tuesday.

King escaped a three-way tie for eighth place with Wingate University, Queens (N.C.), and Pfeiffer University who all finished the tournament with an even 600 score. King's 595 team score earned them a seventh place finish in a field of 18 teams. They were only four shots from cracking into the top-5 where Lenoir Rhyne University rested with a 591.

The University of North Carolina – Pembroke (291-280-571) ran away with the tournament win, finishing 10 strokes ahead of the next nearest school, Lincoln Memorial University. Carson-Newman (582), Barton (587) and Lenior Rhyne rounded out the top-5 team finishers. Belmont Abbey finished sixth, just three shots ahead of King. Belmont Abbey's Adam Hedges (71-68-139) won the Invitational, finishing just one shot ahead of Daniel Claytor (Barton) and Scott Lambert (UNC-Pembroke).

King will return to the links at the Tusculum College Men's Golf Invitational on March 10-11 in Greenville, Tennessee. The invitational will be held at the Link Hills Country Club and is free to the public to attend. Click here for the preview

 

7th/18

KING COLLEGE

 

305

290

595

Place

Name


Day One

Day Two

Final Total

t-8

Adrian Kibsey

 

71

72

143

t-31

Josh Bamberger

 

78

72

150

t-39

John Scott

 

77

74

151

t-39

Nick Carden

 

79

72

151

t-68

Lee Whitehead

 

80

78

158