College Men

Greensboro wins first D-III national title since 2000

Greensboro after winning the NCAA Division III National Championship.
Greensboro after winning the NCAA Division III National Championship. ( Courtesy Greensboro Athletics )

Monday, May 16, 2011

Greensboro College won its first NCAA Division III national championship since 2000, beating second-place Illinois Wesleyan by six shots. The Pride finished at 15-over 1,167 for the four-day event.

It’s the second national title in program history for Greensboro, which had the home advantage as the championship was contested at Grandover Resort, just nine miles from campus in Greensboro, N.C.

Defending champion Methodist finished in a three-way tie for third with St. John’s (Minn.) and Texas Lutheran at 28 over par.

Individually, Greensboro placed three players inside the top 20, led by Brock Elder, who tied for fifth. Elder posted a final-round 5-under 67 to finish at 3-under 285 for the tournament.

Centre College’s Chris Morris took medalist honors at 14-under 274. Morris started hot with rounds of 67-65 on the first two days. He posted consecutive rounds of 71 to close out the tournament.

Morris, a senior, also won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship the past two years and finished third last year at the national championship.

Claremont Mudd Scripps’ Tain Lee was second at 10-under 278. LaGrange College’s Hudson Keener was third at 279. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.