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Tribus and ‘Cats Golf Finish Fourth at Irish Creek Collegiate

by | Apr 5, 2022

Senior Clayton Tribus finished fourth at the Irish Creek Collegiate.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – In addition to Davidson’s Clayton Tribus firing a career-low five-under 66 to finish fourth, the Wildcats posted a fourth-place showing at the 2022 Irish Creek Collegiate with a 54-hole total of 12-under 840 (287-273-280) Sunday afternoon.

Co-hosted by the Wildcats and Charlotte, the two-day event was played at The Club at Irish Creek.

The Wildcats after the Irish Creek Collegiate.

Along with the hosts, the tournament field featured Appalachian State, Dartmouth Dayton, East Carolina, Elon, High Point, Jacksonville, James Madison, Lipscomb, Marshall, Ole Miss, Richmond and VCU.

A senior from Madison, Wisc., Tribus entered the final day tied for 16th out of 92 competitors thanks to rounds of 71 and 68 Saturday.

After birdying four of his first six holes, he made the turn in 4-under 31 before getting to six-under on the day and nine-under overall with birdies on the 10th and 13th holes. Tribus climbed to within two of the lead before a bogey on his last to record his highest finish in three years.

Ranked 27th in the latest GolfStat National Rankings, Charlotte (-24) edged No. 21 Ole Miss (-23) by one shot to win the team title. VCU finished third on the leaderboard a swing ahead of the Wildcats.

The Rebels’ Jackson Suber (-11) matched Tribus with the day’s lowest round to edge overnight leader Dongjin Kim (-10) for individual medalist.

Davidson’s Alex Heffner (213/E) backed his second-round 67 with a 73 Sunday to place tied for 28th ahead of teammates Ethan Hall (72-69-73 = 214/T-31) and Will Davis (75-69-70 = 214/T-31).

Viraj Garewal (+3/T-46) was also in the Wildcat starting lineup, while Cole Walter (+1/T-31), Brian Garrett (225/81st), Adam Lauer (229/T-86) and Dean Naime (229/T-86) were competing as individuals.

Up Next
Davidson will conclude regular season play next weekend at the Stitch Intercollegiate hosted by NC State.

Tournament Facts
Event: Irish Creek Collegiate
Host: Charlotte & Davidson
Course: The Club at Irish Creek | Par 71 | Yards: 7,099
Location: Kannapolis, N.C.
Date: April 2-3, 2022
Practice Round: Friday, April 1, 2022 
First/Second Round: Saturday, April 2, 2022 — Tee Times (8:00 am 1st/10thHoles)
Final Round: Saturday, April 3, 2022 — Tee Times (8:00 am 1st/10th Holes)
Live Scoring:
Teams: Appalachian State, Charlotte, Dartmouth, Davidson, Dayton, East Carolina, Elon, High Point, Jacksonville, James Madison, Lipscomb, Marshall, Ole Miss, Richmond, VCU.
Field Size: 15 Teams | 92 Competitors (17 Individuals)

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