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Creighton and Radford win at Wofford

The Radford Highlanders won the Wofford Invitational by 3-shots at The Country Club of Spartanburg.

Radford University took home a pair of titles from the Wofford Invitational. The Highlanders won the team title and junior Miles Creighton claimed medalist honors in the tournament played at The Country Club of Spartanburg.

Creighton made a difficult 20 foot breaking putt on the final hole for a birdie to win the individual title. Creighton shot a final round 5-under par 67 to make up four strokes on the first round leaders and win by one shot.

Miles Creighton celebrates his winning putt on the final hole at the Wofford Invitational.

“I knew the teams were close and I thought I needed to make the putt to help us get the win,” said Creighton. “I had not putted well and knew I didn’t want to leave it short. I got it down there and it fell in,” said the winner.

Blue Hose golfer Hayden Ploeger shared the first round lead before finishing in a tie for second place.

Presbyterian golfer Hayden Ploeger, who shared the first round lead, shot a final round even par 72 to finish in a three-way tie for second place. Joining the Blue Hose golfer in second was Eric Edwards of George Mason and Alex Burris of Appalachian State.

The Radford team trailed first round leader George Mason by 7-shots after the rain delayed first round was completed. The second round was cancelled and the teams played the third round on Tuesday afternoon.

The Highlanders improved on their first round score by 10 shots to finish with a 277 team total and a 3-shot victory over Appalachain State. George Mason was third and the host team from Wofford finished in fourth place.

The win was the first for the Highlanders this season and first victory since the 2015 season. Creighton was joined on the winning team by Gareth Sargent, Nick Brediger, Connor Lewis and Ben Ramsey.

USC Upstate freshman Jordan Warnock earned his highest college finish when he tied for sixth place in the Wofford tournament.

USC Upstate freshman Jordan Warnock carded the best score for the Spartans. Warnock shot rounds of 68 and 72 to finish at 4-under par and finish in a tie for sixth place. The top-ten finish was the best of the former Dorman High School golfers first year at Upstate.

The top Wofford golfer in the tournament was Walker Simas who finished tied for 13th.

Complete scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com.



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