Host NC State captures the Wolfpack Spring Open
Medalist winner Nolan Mills <br>(NC State Athletics Photo)
Medalist winner Nolan Mills
(NC State Athletics Photo)

RALEIGH, NC (April 15, 2017) - NC State has taken care of business at home. The host Wolfpack began the final day with a slim two-stroke lead before pulling away with a 6-under final round to finish 31- under and as the 13 shot winners of the Wolfpack Spring Open.

Second place Clemson began the day two shots behind but slipped back to 18-under, No. 25 Duke was a distant third at 3-under, South Florida at 2- under was fourth and in fifth it was 1-under Maryland.

The low Wolfpack round of the day at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State came from medalist winner Nolan Mills. After starting the day tied for third, Mills closed with a 4-under 67 to finish 13-under and four shots in front of teammate and runner-up Jacob McBride.

Mills, who was the medalist winner previously this year at the Barton Intercollegiate, birdied six- times while bogeying just twice on Saturday. The birdies that assured Mills of the title came on Nos. 15 and 17.

The entire NC State lineup placed in the top-16 and contributed throughout the tournament. McBride was 9-under in second place, Benjamin Shipp tied for 10th at 3-under, Stephen Franken was tied for 13th at 2-under while Harrison Rhoades with a 1- under showing tied for 16th.

Behind Mills in the top-five are Carson Young of Clemson at 7-under in third while David Kocher of Maryland; William Nottingham of Clemson shared fourth at 6-under.


Playing at home and leading the way.

Following the 36-hole first day at the Wolfpack Spring Open the hometown NC State Wolfpack is 25-under and two shots in front of second place No. 15 Clemson with one round remaining.

Clemson will begin the last day 23-under and a comfortable margin in front of third place UNCW (-12), fourth place UNCG (-11) and fifth place Maryland (-10).

Teeing it up at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State the host school currently has four players in the top- 20 of the individual standings. Jacob McBride and Nolan Mills are tied for third at 9-under with Benjamin Shipp and Harrison Rhoades tied for 16th at 2-under.

Stephen Franken of NC State also performed well on day one contributing with a second round 1- under 71. Franken is tied for 25th at 1-under.

Clemson set up the two team final round race with strong performances across the board and three top-10 showings; William Nottingham (T2; -10), Carson Young (T7; -6) and Doc Redman (T10; -5).

Nottingham surged up the leaderboard with the round of the tournament, a 9-under 62. Believe it or not Nottingham shot the number despite having a double-bogey and a bogey on the scorecard.

Starting on the 2nd hole, Nottingham stared his round innocently enough. First came a birdie, then a bogey, then a par and then are you ready for this? Seven straight birdies from Nos. 5-11.

Additional birdies followed on the 13th, 14th, 17th and 1st holes for a total of 12 in the round.

In the individual race Jonathan Brightwell of UNCG is pacing the field at 12-under. Brightwell moved into the lead with a big second round, an 8-under 63. During the round Brightwell birdied eight-times, including five-times in a seven hole stretch from Nos. 1-7.

The top-five of the medalist standings are rounded out by UNCW teammates Patrick Cover and Thomas Eldridge in a tie for fifth at 7-under.

Results: Stitch Intercollegiate
1NCNolan MillsCharlotte, NC60066-67-67=200
2OHJacob McBrideHartville, OH40068-65-71=204
3SCCarson YoungPendleton, SC30069-67-70=206
T4NCDavid KocherCharlotte, NC30068-68-71=207
T4TNWilliam NottinghamKingsport, TN30070-62-75=207

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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by North Carolina State University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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