NEW LONDON, N.C. – Tournament host Pfeiffer University captured the eight-team Old North State Invitational Tuesday at the Old North State Club. The Falcons entered Tuesday's second and final round with a 14-stroke lead, which helped them withstand Guilford College's rally. Pfeiffer shot 307-315-622 for a seven-shot win over the Quakers (321-308-629).
Guilford's, NCAA Division III's top-ranked team and the field's lone Division III squad, carded Tuesday's low team score. Sophomore Noah Ratner led the charge with a one-over-par 73, which helped him rise from 14th to second in the 55-man field with a 36-hole 152.
Playing as an individual, High Point University's Curtis Brotherton claimed medalist honors with scores of 76-72-148. First-round leader Tyson Louth, of Pfieffer's 'B' team, shot 79 Tuesday and finished tied with Ratner at 152. Jonathan Miles had the best score the Falcons' 'A' team (78-75-153) and claimed fourth place.
The Quakers play in the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Feb. 28-Mar. 1 in Southern Pines, N.C.