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Dunn, Wynns Lead Campbell To Record-Breaking Victory at Rio Pinar Intercollegiate
Sophomores Simon Dunn and Braxton Wynns finished first and second,
individually, to propel Campbell University to a record-breaking
victory in the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate Mens Golf Tournament
on Tuesday at Rio Pinar Country Club.
Dunn fired a final-round 67 to finish at 15-under-par 201 (70-64-67) on the par-72, 6978-yard layout. His three-round total marks the best 54-hole score in Campbell mens golf history. On Monday, Dunn shot a school-record 64 in the second round.
The native of Loughborough, England broke the old record of 65 strokes for a single round set by David Rainey in 1991 and equaled by Brad Fritsch in 1999. His 201 score was six strokes better than Fritschs previous 54-hole record of 207 at the 1999 Rocky Mountain Invitational.
Wynns notched five birdies and one bogey during his final round 68 while finishing the event at eight-under-par 208 (72-68-68).
Campbell made up a 16-stroke deficit following the first round to claim its initial team victory of the 2001-02 season. The Camels shot a school-record, 14-under-par 274 in Mondays second round, then went eight strokes below par in Tuesdays final 18 holes to finish at 848, three strokes lower than second-place Furman (851).
The previous school team 18-hole total was 275, recorded in the 1999 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate. Campbells three-round 848 performance on Monday and Tuesday was just four strokes off the team school mark of 844 established at the same event.
All five of Campbells players contributed to the victory on Tuesday. Sophomore Ulf Hedlund chipped in on number-18 to finish at 74. Senior David Carroll recorded a hole-in-one on the par-three, number-13 during his round of 74.
Senior Davidde Giordano birdied two of the last three holes and shot a 71, helping the Camels to a three-stroke victory in the 15-team field.
It would be hard to come up with more headlines or more accolades than the records our team established today, said John Crooks, who is in his 12th year as head coach of the Fighting Camels. This golf course is the site of the Florida Citrus Open and is one where they used to play a Tour event. Our team turned in just the best performance Ive seen.
Campbell returns to action on Nov. 8-9 at the Long Beach State 49er Invitational.
Hosted by the University of Central Florida
Rio Pinar Country Club
Par 72, 6978 Yards
Team Results: 1. Campbell 294-274-280848, 2. Furman
278-284-289851, 3. Rollins 293-283-290866, 4. West
Florida 285-289-293867, 5. Florida Gulf Coast
296-293-281870, T6. South Florida 288-287-297872, T6.
Tulane 293-293-286872, 8. South Alabama 293-288-293874,
9. Wofford 298-285-293876, 10. Jacksonville
288-292-297877, T11. Memphis 292-295-291878, T11.
Stetson 290-300-288878, 13. UCF 297-296-290883, 14.
Middle Tennessee 293-304-292889, 15. Florida Atlantic
Top Individuals: 1. Simon Dunn (Campbell) 70-64-67201, 2. Braxton Wynns (Campbell) 72-68-68208, T3. Rob Oppenheim (Rollins) 75-68-68211, T3. Bryan Clarke (West Florida) 68-73-70211, 5. David Sligh (Furman) 68-70-74212.
Other Campbell Individuals: T40. Ulf Hedlund 79-69-74222, T45. Davidde Giordano 74-78-71223, T53. David Carroll 78-73-74225.