Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 7, 2013

BSC golfers win in Roanoke for 3rd straight year

Staff report
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ROANOKE, Va. — The Bluefield State men’s golf team followed up their WVIAC Southern Regional win by claiming the Roanoke Invitational Sunday for the third consecutive year at the 6,504 yard, par-71 Roanoke Country Club course.

The Big Blues, ranked fourth in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region, shot a tournament-low 299 on the first day and shot a 307 Sunday to finish with a 38-over par 606.

Bluefield State held off Hampden-Sydney College who shot Sunday’s low round, 305, and finished the event one stroke behind at 607.

All-WVIAC performer Jeff McGraw of Bluefield State and teammate Nick Dent shot identical rounds of 73 and 75 to tie for third place overall with a six-over par 148.

Tyler Browning finished tied for 14th after firing a 154 and Chandler Beavers posted a 156 to finish tied for 23rd. TJ Knight fired a 159. Jordan Nelson and JJ McPherson competed as individuals and scored a 164 and 176 respectively.