Falcons Move Up Four Spots in Final Day of Mount Olive Invitational

Sean Meyers Photography
Sean Meyers Photography

Tyler Waddell – Sports Information Graduate Assistant

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The Pfeiffer men's golf team made the biggest move of the day during the final round of the 2017 Mount Olive Invitational, sliding up four spots to finish t-4th overall at the Walnut Creek Country Club.

The Falcons saved their best round for Tuesday, firing an even par 288 to post a three-round total of 311-296-288 = 895 (+31) to finish in 4th alongside Belmont Abbey's A team in the field of 12 schools. They were 11 strokes ahead of Brevard, the next closest team at +41.

Senior Zach Weaver (Williamsburg, VA / Lafayette HS) followed up his 68 in the second round to lead Pfeiffer with a 70 on day two to record his fourth consecutive top-10 performance by finishing the event 4th overall with rounds of 80-68-70 = 218 (+2). He moved up seven spots after concluding Monday's 36 holes tied for 11th.

Senior Nicolas Doblin (Trappes, FRANCE / UFA Notre Dame) jumped 14 spots with a 73 in the final round, finishing the two-day event t-20th with rounds of 76-78-73 = 227 (+11). Senior C.J. Dreyfuss (Yorktown, VA / York HS) was only a stroke behind, climbing 16 spots in the final leaderboard after carding a 79-76-73 = 228 (+12).

Sophomore Cory Selander's (Prince Albert, Canada / Carlton Comprehensive HS) 72 was the second-best score of the final round for the Falcons, also seeing a massive lateral movement in the standings going from t-47th to t-27th overall. He turned in an 83-75-72 = 230 (+14). Junior Genis Alberti (Barcelona, SPAIN / Escola Montagut) capped off what was a very strong performance for Pfeiffer with a 76-77-79 = 232 (+16), which was t-35th out of 72 golfers.

Host Mount Olive won the event with 20-over par, and Belmont Abbey's Nick Stafford was the only individual to finish under par (-1) after posting back-to-back sub-70 scores the final 36 holes.

Pfeiffer will conclude the 2017 spring season by competing in the Conference Carolinas Championships in Snow Hill, NC on Sunday, April 23.

 

PFEIFFER INDIVIDUAL SCORES

Zach Weaver 80 68 70 218 +2 t-3rd

Nicolas Doblin 76 78 73 227 +11 t-20th

C.J. Dreyfuss 79 76 73 228 +12 t-22nd

Cory Selander 83 75 72 230 +14 t-27th

Genis Alberti 76 77 79 232 +16 t-35th

 

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Mount Olive 290 292 302 884 +20

2. Newberry 298 297 296 891 +27

3. Barton 308 294 291 893 +29

4. Belmont Abbey A 302 294 299 895 +31

Pfeiffer 311 296 288 895 +31

6. Brevard 301 299 306 906 +42

7. King University 302 300 305 907 +43

8. Erskine College 308 296 305 909 +45

9. Belmont Abbey B 315 308 310 933 +69

10. Concordia 318 307 321 946 +82

11. Southern New Hampshire 317 315 320 952 +88

12. William Peace 381 367 374 1122 +258