BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After producing a runner-up finish in his first collegiate tournament, Craig Hornberger of Campbell University has been named Big South Conference men's golf freshman of the week.
While playing in conditions that included 25 mile per hour wind gusts on the opening day, the product of Lancaster, Pa., was one of only three golfers in red numbers in the 84-man Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational (73-72-70—215).
Hornberger made 8 birdies and finished in a five-way tie for most pars (39) over 54 holes. Last year's Pennsylvania 3A high school state champion played the par-four holes even, and was 3-under on the par-fives on the par-72, 7771-yard Colorado National layout.
During Tuesday's final round of 70, Hornberger made four birdies. His second round included 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey.
Campbell returns to action Oct. 5 with a dual match against Gardner-Webb at The Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six, S.C., site of the 2014 Big South Conference Championship. The Camels then play Oct. 7-8 in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at North Carolina State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh.