GREENSBORO, N.C.- UNC Greensboro’s men’s golf team (275-277-278) continued its impressive performance at the 2018 Autotrader Collegiate Classic in the third round on Tuesday, finishing the tournament in second place just one stroke behind Georgia Southern who claimed the victory.
The 830 posted through 54 holes smashed the previous record of 838 that was set at the USF Invitational on March 2-4, 2014, while the 552 through 36 holes was 10 strokes lower than the previous record set at the 2014 Autotrader Collegiate Classic, which the Spartans won that year.
The Spartans have also now finished in the top three of back-to-back tournaments. Earlier this month, UNCG finished in third place in the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate.
Senior Bryce Hendrix (68-69-67) and junior Jonathan Brightwell (70-68-66) tied for a second place finish as the pair finished 12-under for the tournament. In the third round, Hendrix shot a five-under 67 highlighted by an eagle on par-five 10. Hendrix also holed four birdies on the afternoon and only one bogey.
Brightwell, meanwhile, tallied six birdies without a single hole above-par on the afternoon. The Charlotte, N.C., native has now finished in second place in each of the last two tournaments.
Additionally, their tournament scores of 204 were just one stroke behind the all-time low 54-hole performance for a UNCG golfer, which was carded by Carter Jenkins at the 2013 Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
Junior Grant Powell (68-74-71) and sophomore Zack Swanson (71-68-74) finished tied for 19th place along with five other golfers at three-under for the tournament. Powell completed the third round at one-under 71, as the Colfax, N.C., native registered four birdies to go against three bogies. As for Swanson, the sophomore carded a two-over 74 in Tuesday’s third round.
Sophomore Nick Lyerly (69-72-74) completed his tournament at one-under after posting a two-over 74 in the third round.
Sophomore Justin Emmons (77-75-78) finished the tournament tied for 68th place after shooting a six-over 78 in the third round.
The Spartans will return to the course next weekend when they host the Grandover Collegiate at Grandover Resort. UNCG will be joined by 12 other schools during its fall home tournament.
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