SAU places 5th at AAC Championship


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LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University men’s golf team cracked the top five at the Appalachian Athletic Conference Fall Championship at Scotch Meadows Country Club this week.

The Knights finished fifth out of the 11 conference schools that competed with a team score of 32-over par. The 608 St. Andrews posted was 16 strokes behind conference champion Reinhardt.

Point was second at 19-over (595), Tennessee Wesleyan finished third with a 22-over (598) and Union came in fourth at 26-over (602).

St. Andrews was paced by the play of Alberto Firpi, who finished 1-over (145) to tie for third overall with Tennesse Wesleyan’s Kameron Williams. Firpi’s performance earned him a spot on the all-AAC tournament team.

Reinhardt’s Brandon Price won the individual crown in a playoff against Point’s Francisco Oliveira. Both golfers were even-par (144) for the tournament.

The Knights’ Kyle Shuffler tied with four other golfers for 10th place, shooting a six-over (150). Carlo Stella tied for 28th with an 11-over (155), and Daniel Wieck finished 37th with a 14-over (158).

St. Andrews will return to the green Nov. 2-3 at the Columbia College Fall Invite.

Darrhar wins AAC Defender of the Week

ASHEVILLE — St. Andrews’ Nora Darrhar was one of three players named as Appalachian Athletic Conference Players of the Week, the league announced this week.

Darrhar, a junior, was named the Libero of the Week. Bryan College’s Kara Stamper garnered Attacker of the Week honors, and teammate Shelby Grace Enochs was awarded the Setter of the Week.

Darrhar averaged 5.18 digs per set last week to help the Knights post a 3-0 record. She registered a career-high 35 digs in the Knights’ 3-2 win over Union Saturday.

St. Andrews improved to 14-7 overall after defeating Shaw in four games Tuesday and the program has won 10 of its last 11 contests.

St. Andrews softball to host camp Sunday

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews softball assistant coach Jennie Harp will help direct an advanced camp Sunday at 9 a.m.

The camp is geared towards teenagers between the ages of 13-18. The cost is $75 and includes a Knights softball T-shirt.

Players will have the opportunity to perform drills with the current Knights softball team and learn from the coaching staff. The campers will then compete against one another in the “Blue and White Game,” which is a seven-inning contest starting at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Harp at 910-277-5334 or at [email protected]

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