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Golfers Close Out Fall Action at State Tournament

Golfers Close Out Fall Action at State Tournament
FINAL RESULTS

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Ferrum College men's golf team closed out fall semester action at the 2008 Virginia State Championship, held Oct. 12-13 at the par-7, 6853-yard Hanover Country Club.  The Panthers finished 11th among 12 teams.

Bridgewater College won the state title with a 619, followed by runner-up Roanoke College, 10 strokes back at 629.  Randolph-Macon College was third at 634,  Ferrum was 12th at 670.

Randolph-Macon's Ralston King earned medalist honors, carding a two-day 144.  Mike Redwood of Bridgewater was second at 152, one stroke ahead of third-place finisher Chris Devine of Roanoke at 153.

Leading the way for Ferrum was freshman Jay Horton, who shot a 21-over-par 163 to finish in a four-way tie for 27th in a field of 60 golfers.  Horton shot an 83 the first day and an 80 the second day.

Freshman Chris Davis finished four strokes behind Horton at 167 to finish 36th individually.  Sophomore Ryan Throckmartin was Ferrum's next-highest finisher with a 169, good for a four-way tie at 39th.

Davis closed out fall action with a 79.8 through eight rounds of play.  Horton averaged 84.0 through eight rounds.  Coach Bryan Harvey's team returns to action in March.