Campbell University Sweeps Titles


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College CentralBUIES CREEK, N.C. ' Led by Braxton Wynns, Campbell University swept the top six places while winning its own Lonnie D. Small Memorial intercollegiate mens golf tournament on Tuesday at Keith Hills Country Club.

The Fighting Camels shot 11-over-par 587 for the 36-hole tournament and beat second-place Cincinnati by 39 strokes. Villanova (636) was third, followed by Long Island (638) and Laval (657) University of Quebec.

Wynns, a junior from Buies Creek, recorded his seventh-consecutive round of even par or better golf to claim individual honors by five strokes over teammate Ulf Hedlund.

By sinking an eagle putt from the fringe on number 18, Wynns finished with an even-par 72 and won the event with a two-under 142 following Mondays 70, the only under-par round shot by any of the events 31 golfers on the rain-soaked Keith Hills layout.

Wynns performance this week followed a pair of 72s over the final 36 holes at the Matlock Intercollegiate (Feb. 17-18), then last weeks 67-71-72 at the Beau Chene Collegiate where he finished in a seventh-place tie.

Hedlund, a junior from Borlange, Sweden, shot an even-par 72 on Tuesday to finish at three-over 147 and record his fourth showing of sixth place or better this year.

Junior Rickard Allard from Grenna, Sweden, was third at four-over 148 (74-74) to post his best finished since a first-place tie at the Winthrop Invitational during his freshman year (2000-01).

Freshman Kyle Spahr placed fourth (75-74'149), while junior James Huffam (77-73'150) was fifth and frosh Matt McIntyre (75-76'151) finished sixth.

Neil Lykins of Cincinnati, who was second following Mondays first round, broke up the Camel golfers with a seventh-place showing (73-79'152).

The tournament victory was the third of the 2002-03 campaign for the Fighting Camels and comes on the heels of a second-place showing last week at the Beau Chene Collegiate, where CU was edged by one stroke by Southern Mississippi. Now in his 13th season as mens head coach at Campbell, John Crooks has guided his teams to 26 tournament wins.