March 1, 2011

Gavrich Wins Pine Needles Invitational

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee golf team carded a two-day score of 324-314—638 to finish seventh out of 10 teams at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate held at the Pine Needles Resort on Monday and Tuesday.

Senior Tim Gavrich (Avon, Conn./Westminster) finished as the individual medalist after shooting a 72 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 76-72—148.

Cape Fear Community College finished as the team champion after winning a playoff against host Guilford.  Cape Fear posted a score of 308-301—609, while the Quakers notched a score of 305-304—609.  Hampden-Sydney was third with a score of 619 and was followed by Christopher Newport (628), Bridgewater (630), Erskine (630), W&L (638), Roanoke (649), Averett (655) and St. Anselm (671).

Other individuals participating for W&L were first-year Jack Cottrill (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park), junior Wilson Anthony (Fordyce, Ark./Episcopal), first-year Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central) and sophomore Will Hatfield (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day).  Cottrill tied for 22nd with a 79-79—158, while Anthony tied for 24th with a score of 82-77—159.  Struebing carded an 87-86—173 to finish 45th and Hatfield shot  89-86—175 to place 47th overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on March 25-27 at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate held at the Paradise Point Golf Club in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- GENERALS --

TEAM SCORES:
1. Cape Fear C.C. 308-301—609
2. Guilford 305-304—609
3. Hampden-Sydney 315-304--619
4. Christopher Newport 314-314--628
5. Bridgewater 316-314--630
6. Erskine 326-304--630
7. Washington and Lee 324-314--638
8. Roanoke 327-322--649
9. Averett 321-324--655
10. Saint Anselm 343-328—671

W&L SCORES:
1. Tim Gavrich 76-72—148
T22. Jack Cottrill 79-79—158
T24. Wilson Anthony 82-77—159
45. Jake Struebing 87-86—173
47. Will Hatfield 89-86--175