Stafford Captures Individual Title To Lead Men's Golf To One Shot Victory At Belmont Abbey Invitational

Stafford Captures Individual Title To Lead Men's Golf To One Shot Victory At Belmont Abbey Invitational

Belmont Abbey sophomore Nick Stafford birdied the final hole to cap off his wire to wire lead and capture the Belmont Abbey Invitational individual title and lead the Crusaders to a one shot team victory at the par 71 Cramer Mountain Club in Cramerton, North Carolina.

Stafford posted rounds of 69 and 75 to win the title by four strokes. The Crusaders edged the Limestone B team by one stroke as they carded a second round score of 306. The Saints, the first round leader, fell to a final round 312 after opening with a 300. 

Emmanuel College entered the day in second place, one shot behind the Saints, but the Lions shot a 315 today to end up in a tie for third along with North Greenville, which rallied with a final round 300, 16 shots better than yesterday.

Belmont Abbey B team member Maurizio DeBono and Erskine's Cameron Ford both posted the low round of the day, as each carded rounds of two over 73.

Along with Stafford, Connor Rinoski shaved two shots off of yesterday's round of 78 to finish tied for 14th. John Molyneaux finished with rounds of 77 and 79 to finish tied for 19th, and Tyler Satorius rallied from yesterday's 81 to post a final round 76 to end up in a tie for 23rd. Michael Mead carded rounds of 82 and 83 to finish tied for 47th.