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Hornberger, Camels claim titles at ODU/OBX Collegiate
POWELLS POINT, N.C. – Craig Hornberger won individual honors and Campbell claimed the team title after Tuesday's final round of the Old Dominion/OBX Collegiate men's golf tournament.Two days after tying the school 18-hole record with an opening round 64, Hornberger matched the program's 54-hole mark (201) following a final round 65 on the par-71, 6535-yard Kilmarlic Golf Club layout. A junior from Lancaster, Pa., Hornberger made the turn at two-under then had four birdies, one bogey and four pars on the back nine to earn his first collegiate championship as 12-under-par (64-72-65—201).On the strength of a school-record 17-under par 267 in the first round, Campbell never trailed and finished the event at 11-under 841 (267-292-282), 13 strokes ahead of runner-up Bowling Green (281-284-289—854).  Host Old Dominion (278-287-292—857) was third in the 18-school event.Campbell junior Gaston Bertinotti, last year's ODU/OBX individual champ, shared runner-up honors this season at 5-under-par (66-71-71—208) with Christopher Crawford of Drexel (71-67-70—208)."I was really pleased today with how our team closed the door when the pressure was on," said Campbell assistant coach Weston Eklund, who won the event in 2013 as a senior at Radford University.  "Craig and Gaston both played really well the last three days, and I was impressed with how our entire team handled themselves on the course.  When the wind blows and the conditions get tougher, you can't get upset, and they never did."Hornberger, whose previous collegiate low round was a 66 at last month's Golfweek Program Challenge, finished the event with 15 birdies and 37 pars.  He led the 93-golfer field in par-four scoring (-5), tied for second on the par-five holes (-6) and played the par-three layouts one-under.  He even saved par with a four on the fourth hole Tuesday by getting up-and-down from 175 yards after hitting his tee shot into the water."To put up a seven-under and six-under in the same tournament, I almost don't even know how it happened," said Hornberger, whose previous best collegiate finish was a second-place tie in his college debut, the 2013 Golfweek Program Challenge.  "This week was a really big step for me, knowing I can win out here.  To be able to go out today with a one-shot lead and play one of my best college rounds, I'm really pleased."On Sunday, Hornberger became the sixth player in Campbell's Division I era (since 1977-78) to shoot 64 in a single round.  On Tuesday, the 2013 Pennsylvania 3-A high school state champion joined five other Camels to record a 65 in tournament play.  His 201 matched the 54-hole school record set by Simon Dunn at the 2001 UCF Rio Pinar Intercollegiate and equaled by Kyle Spahr at the 2006 Hartford Hawks Invitational.Bertinotti, who won the 2014 ODU/OBX title with an 8-under 205, again went low to notch his best finish of the 2015-16 campaign.  A native of Cordoba, Argentina, Bertinotti completed the event with 14 birdies while playing the par-three holes at one-under, the par-fours even and par-five layouts at 4-under.Freshman Ray Kraivixien earned his third top-20 showing in four collegiate outings with an 18th-place finish at five-over 218 (69-75-74).  The native of Bangkok, Thailand made 10 birdies over three days.  Fellow freshman Jesper Svensson tied for 26th (73-74-72—219) and senior Mikko Lehtovuori tied for 40th (68-77-78—223).Campbell's 54-hole team score (841) was third-best in the program's history, while its 36-hole total (559) tied for fourth lowest.  Tuesday's win marked the team's third-straight top-five finish, starting with a runner-up showing at the Rees Jones Invitational and a fourth-place tie at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.The Camels return to action Feb. 1-2 in the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.


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