BARTON ROUNDUP: Boyette fires a 71 as Bulldogs sit in 3rd place

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Behind a 1-under-par 71 from sophomore Bryson Boyette, the Barton College men’s golf team finished the opening round of the Battle at Hilton Head on Monday tied for third place in the 13-team field.

The Bulldogs are knotted with NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas mates King University and Southern Wesleyan University, all at 9-over 297 on the par-72, 6,651-yard layout of the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes. That’s seven strokes off the pace of nationally No. 11-ranked Henderson State in the lead while Lincoln Memorial is just a stroke back in second place with a 291.

Boyette, a Fike High product, eagled the par-5, 518-yard No. 9 hole. He sits in third place, six strokes off the pace of leader Sam Broadhurst, who turned in a 7-under 65, while Southern Wesleyan’s Eric Shea is in second place with a 70. 

Junior Nikolai Dahl and sophomore Justin Poole are tied for 17th overall for Barton with rounds of 75 while Justin Plane carded a 76.

The tournament concludes Tuesday with two rounds.


McMahon leads Lady Bulldogs at Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Junior Clare McMahon carded an opening-round 6-over-par 78 to lead Barton, tied for 13th in the 21-team field at The Battle at Hilton Head on Monday.

The Lady Bulldogs put together a 42-over 330, knotting them with Lincoln Memorial. Florida Tech leads with a 297, eight shots ahead of second-place Anderson.

Senior Kelsey Woodall fired an 80 for Barton on the par-72, 5,934-yard layout on the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes.

The 36-hole tournament concludes Tuesday. 


Peterkin tabbed player of the week

After a monster performance in Saturday’s 78-72 victory at King University, Barton sophomore Shanika Peterkin was hailed as Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.

Peterkin had team highs of 18 points and 20 rebounds to gwith three blocks, three assists and a steal.

She is tied for fourth among Div. II players with 96 blocks and 3.69 blocks per game and ranks eighth nationally with 296 rebounds.


Mandilaris cops weekly CC honor

Junior Angelos Mandilaris was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday. It’s his second weekly honor this season and the fifth for the Bulldogs.

The right-side hitter helped Barton win both its matches last week, beating Mount Olive and Queens. He knocked down 28 kills and hit at a .362 clip with 11 digs, five blocks and four aces.