CNU Men’s Golf Finishes Tied for Sixth at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate to Wrap Up Regular Season

By: Christopher Newport University

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The nationally-ranked Christopher Newport men’s golf program wrapped up the regular season at the 2022 Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate on Sunday afternoon after advancing to the Gold Championship Field after two days of play. The Captains finished tied for sixth among the 12 teams playing on the Gold Course in the final round, shooting an 891 (+35) over the 54-hole tournament.

Christopher Newport fired a 286 on the Par 70 Scarlet course and added a 298 on the Gold course in the first two rounds to qualify for the championship field. In Sunday’s final round, CNU posted the fourth finest round of the day with a 307 to wrap up the event tied for sixth with Guilford just 29 strokes back of champion Methodist University (+6).

Robb Kinder (+2) led the way for Christopher Newport with a 216 (71-70-75) and finished in the top-ten. Kinder tied for seventh after a two-under finish in his first trip around the Gold course and a three-over showing the second time through the more challenging layout.

Alex Price (+5) also finished in the top 20 with a 13th place showing in the three-round tournament. He fired a two-under 68 on the Scarlet course and backed that up with a one-over 73 in the opening round on the Gold course. Price ran into a little trouble on Sunday and slipped back to 13th, but the junior southpaw continues to impress as the all-time leader in scoring at CNU. Following the final round on Sunday, Price set a new program record for scoring with a 71.8 average through 22 rounds this season, including 13 rounds under par.

All five Captains contributed scoring efforts in the 54-hole tournament. Aidan Baron and Jackson Gessaman each tied for 39th with matching 14-over 228’s. Baron went 75-79-74 while Gessaman chipped in a 72-76-80. Carrter Morris tied for 58th with a 241 (75-86-80) and finished at +27.

Christopher Newport will now wait to see if they’ve done enough to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships. The field for the championship event will be announced on May 2 at NCAA.com.