PINEHURST, N.C. – Clayton Tribus picked a historic venue for his first collegiate victory Sunday.

The Madison native and Davidson College freshman also chose emphatic for the manner in which he triggered a banner day for the Wildcats, who rolled to a 29-stroke victory at the 2019 Pinehurst Intercollegiate on the 6,937-yard Pinehurst No. 8 layout.

Armed with a five-stroke lead to start the day, Tribus birdied his first three holes and shot a final-round 71 to win with a 3-under-par 210 total, making Tribus the only one in the 87-golfer field to finish under par. After opening with a season-low 67, he shot 72-71 and finished three strokes ahead of teammate Viraj Garewal, who shot 69 to finish at even-par 213.

Tribus, who played golf at Madison Edgewood as a freshman before finishing his high school career at IMG Academy in Florida, had five birdies and five bogeys in the final round. His previous career-best came last September in his collegiate debut with a tie for 12th place competing as an individual at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W. Va. He had not finished better than 22nd in five starts (one as an individual) since.

Like Tribus, the Wildcats (285-287-287 — 859) led from start-to-finish as they posted their third victory in their last nine tournaments dating to last season. All five Davidson golfers finished in the top 11 for the Wildcats, the defending Atlantic 10 Conference champion.

"I'm really proud of the guys and how they performed and battled through really tough playing conditions this weekend," said Wildcats coach Tim Straub, whose team posted the largest margin of victory in school history.

Davidson will enjoy a two-week break before returning to tournament action at the Furman Collegiate, which is March 22 through 24.

Team/Player Leaderboard
Pinehurst No. 8 - 2019 Pinehurst Intercollegiate Par: 71 Yardage: 6937
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Mar 8-10, 2019
Click on the round header, (Rd 1, Rd 2, etc), to view previous round data
Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Davidson College 285 287 287 859
1 Clayton Tribus (3) 67 72 71 210
2 Viraj Garewal (5) 73 71 69 213
7 Alex Ross (4) 72 72 75 219
T8 Jack Lang (2) 73 75 72 220
T11 Hoke Carlton (1) 74 72 75 221
2 Radford 294 298 296 888
T4 Hunter Duncan (5) 72 72 73 217
T11 Peter Gasperini (1) 74 75 72 221
T22 Tyler Hull (4) 75 75 74 224
T40 Ben Ramsey (3) 73 78 78 229
T46 Parker See (2) 77 76 77 230
3 Old Dominion 295 303 291 889
T11 Calvin Greschner (2) 74 76 71 221
T14 Gustav Fransson (3) 75 76 71 222
T18 Chandler Wilkins (4) 71 77 75 223
T32 Douglas Rios-Ceballos (5) 75 78 74 227
T55 Carter Morgan (1) 78 74 80 232
4 Dayton 299 301 293 893
3 Domenic Maricocchi (1) 72 73 70 215
T4 Jake Gilkison (2) 76 73 68 217
T58 Blake Solomon (3) 78 79 76 233
T61 Ryan Clements (4) 73 79 82 234
T71 Ryan Flick (5) 82 76 79 237
5 Marshall 302 302 294 898
T14 Cole Moore (5) 76 72 74 222
T24 Cameron Root (1) 76 74 75 225
T28 Will Straub (4) 76 77 73 226
T40 Ben Roeder (3) 78 79 72 229
T61 Matt Hoffman (2) 74 79 81 234
6 Longwood 305 300 295 900
T4 Brandon Weaver (5) 73 72 72 217
T28 Adam Szwed (4) 76 74 76 226
T40 Teagan Stephenson (3) 82 75 72 229
T55 Ryan Hammer (1) 74 79 79 232
T76 Colin Caporal (2) 84 81 75 240
T7 Eastern Kentucky 295 305 302 902
T18 Erik Lindwall (1) 74 74 75 223
T18 Andreas Nielsen (5) 72 78 73 223
T35 Billy Basham (2) 74 78 76 228
T46 Willis Gaer (4) 75 75 80 230
T50 Edvin Lindgren (3) 75 78 78 231
T7 Belmont 303 299 300 902
T8 Evan Davis (2) 72 75 73 220
T32 Noah Trenkler (3) 76 74 77 227
T35 Daniel Booker (1) 80 73 75 228
T55 Coleman Jones (4) 80 77 75 232
T58 Bogle LaRue (5) 75 78 80 233
9 Florida Gulf Coast U 300 307 296 903
T14 Cole Castro (2) 75 73 74 222
T24 Andrew Potter (1) 76 75 74 225
T24 Tate Heintzelman (4) 70 79 76 225
T50 Chase Bigham (3) 79 80 72 231
T65 Remec Carlson (5) 80 80 76 236
10 Xavier 301 306 300 907
T8 Martin Jaramillo (5) 72 76 72 220
T28 Garrett Wood (1) 80 73 73 226
T50 Imaad Qureshi (2) 75 77 79 231
T50 Nick Frey (4) 74 81 76 231
85 Michael Prebles (3) 85 80 89 254
11 Ohio 315 301 292 908
T14 Zach Crawford (2) 74 75 73 222
T35 Ben Sattler (3) 81 74 73 228
T40 Austin Dyson (4) 79 77 73 229
T40 Tanner Johnson (5) 81 75 73 229
80 Zach Mandry (1) 82 79 81 242
12 Morehead State Univ 301 307 306 914
T32 Tyler Hillyer (5) 77 75 75 227
T40 Joe Muschong (3) 72 80 77 229
T46 Cooper Collins (1) 75 77 78 230
T46 Zac Viminitz (4) 77 76 77 230
T65 Nick Wilkins (2) 80 79 77 236
13 Siena College 310 316 316 942
T63 Jack Bellardini (4) 79 79 77 235
T65 Jared Nelson (1) 78 77 81 236
T71 Brad Whitaker (3) 73 82 82 237
75 Jack Brown (2) 81 81 77 239
T76 Pudge Williams (5) 80 79 81 240
14 Wisconsin Lutheran 340 330 320 990
T76 Derick Disch (2) 81 83 76 240
T82 Johnny Kositzky Jr. (4) 85 78 82 245
84 Ben Landvatter (3) 89 86 77 252
86 Damon Gnewikow (1) 85 85 87 257
87 Quinn Schultz (5) 91 84 85 260
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
T18 Thomas Frazier (Marshall ) 74 78 71 223
T22 Martin Eliasson (Eastern Kentucky ) 77 72 75 224
T24 Will Simmons (Davidson College) 74 73 78 225
T28 Tyler Lippert (Eastern Kentucky ) 78 76 72 226
T35 Kyle Jury (Eastern Kentucky ) 76 75 77 228
T35 Austin Bagshaw (Eastern Kentucky ) 77 74 77 228
T50 Bradley Plaziak (Marshall ) 75 81 75 231
T58 Jack Downey (Siena College) 82 74 77 233
T63 Michael Reed (Morehead State Univ) 83 76 76 235
T65 Michael Freeman (Davidson College) 83 75 78 236
T65 Frankie Morgan (Dayton) 79 78 79 236
T65 Cole Walter (Davidson College) 80 78 78 236
T71 Parker Buck (Belmont ) 79 81 77 237
T71 Hunter Roberts (Xavier ) 83 78 76 237
T76 Mike Blasey (Davidson College) 78 84 78 240
81 Kevin Carlock (Davidson College) 80 84 79 243
T82 Kyle Mitchell (Marshall ) 86 78 81 245

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