BARTON ROUNDUP: Boyette leads Barton to third-place finish

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OCEAN ISLE BEACH — With Bryson Boyette, a sophomore from Wilson and Fike High, earning all-tournament acclaim, the Barton College men’s golf team finished third among 15 entrants in the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate which concluded Tuesday on the Ocean Ridge Plantation Lion’s Paw Course.

Boyette, the 2017 North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A individual champion, fired a 1-under-par 141 for 36 holes to tie for fourth place.

Senior teammate Scott Pechacek posted an even-par 142, good enough for a sixth-place tie.

The Bulldogs carded a 578 total, 10-over-par for 36 holes.

Lincoln Memorial seized the team championship with an even-par 568. Lenoir-Rhyne finished second at 570. Lincoln Memorial and Lenoir-Rhyne served as host schools for the tournament over the par-71, 6,709-yard layout.

Lincoln Memorial’s Dan Bradbury claimed the individual title with a 3-under 139.

Other Barton scores were Justin Plane at 147, Dominic O’Brien at 148 and Logan Zimarino at 158. The Bulldogs finished first among six NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas teams in the field.

The Bulldogs of head coach Ashley Leonard are next in action on Oct. 15-16 in the Donald Ross Intercollegiate at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club in Morganton.


Lady Bulldogs finish 8th in Myrtle Beach

OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The Barton College women’s golf team gained one positon from the opening rond Tuesday to finish eighth at the 2018 Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate at the Ocean Ridge Plantation Panther’s Run Course.

Barton shot a 68-over 644 on the par-72, 5,937-yard layout.

Freshman Shalie Williams led the Lady Bulldogs, finishing 22nd among individuals with a 13-over 157. Senior Kelsey Woodall was tied for 27th at 16-over 160. Freshman Kate Hawkins, tied for 33rd, shot an 18-over 162. Junior Clare McMahon tied for 42nd at 21-over 165.

Newberry College won the tournament with a 606. Lenoir-Rhyne (609) and Converse College rounded out the top three in the 12-team field.

Newberry’s Johana Lunacova won a playoff over Tusculum’s Cydney Murrell and Lincoln Memorial’s Lise Malherbe for the medalist honor.

Barton returns to the course Monday at the Patsy Rendleman Invitatonal at the Country Club of Salisbury.


Lady Bulldogs present Lennox with 100th coaching win

Without the services of star sophomore Kaytlin Elkins, the Barton College women’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches by a 25-18, 25-12, 19-25, 25-20 count against Chowan University in Wilson Gymnasium on Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs of head coach Jeff Lennox boosted their record to 8-11 against a Chowan squad (4-9) that will join Barton in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas next season.

The outcome also produced a milestone — Lennox’s 100th coaching victory in his seventh season.

Without Elkins, senior Haley Headley stepped up with 12 kills, while junior Kelsey Riquelme notched 10. Freshman Peyton Kendall contributed nine kills, senior Allie Cullens eight and sophomore Camryn Frederick and freshman Sarah Kirk six each.

Freshman Anna Thompson led Barton with a career-high five aces, while senior Angelica Acevedo had a pair. Acevedo amassed 46 assists. Digs leaders were Riley Bane with 15 and Kirk with 11.

Barton returns to conference competition Friday with a road assignment against Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.