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Heffner Wins Grandover Collegiate; ‘Cats Finish Third

by | Nov 1, 2022

Junior Alex Heffner


GREENSBORO, N.C. – In addition to Davidson’s Alex Heffner capturing the individual title, the Wildcats capped their 2022 fall campaign with another Top-3 showing, placing third at the Grandover Collegiate hosted by UNCG.

Davidson (284-284-282 = 850), which entered as the defending champs, finished the annual event at 14-under par, two back of runner-up Elon (-16). The host Spartans claimed the team crown by 22 shots. 

Alex Heffner [screenshot from Davidson]

“The team finished off a very good fall with a win, second place and third place,” said head coach Tim Straub. “The guys are excited for the offseason to prepare for a great spring season.”

A junior from Harrisburg, N.C., Heffner concluded the 54-hole event at 11-under (66-71-64 = 205) following a final-round score of 4-under 68. The overnight leader played his last seven holes in 4-under to rally for a two-stroke victory over the UNCG’s Symon Balbin. Heffner finished his first career win with 14 birdies and an eagle.

“I am very happy for Alex Heffner,” Straub commented. “He has played some very solid golf and it’s great to see him get his first collegiate win”

The reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year finished the fall with a 69.75 stroke average to go along with a 6.5 average finish.

Davidson’s Ethan Hall signed for an even-par 72 Sunday to finish T-8th out of 108 competitors at 5-under 211 (69-70-72).

Brian Garrett (72-73-75 = 220) and Mel Deasy (78-70-72 = 220) came home tied for 30th, while Joshua Stewart (77-74-70 = 221) finished one back of his teammates in a tie for 38th.

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Davidson will open its 2023 spring season at the Mobile Collegiate Feb.13-14 in Mobile, Ala.

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