Tornados 16 strokes back after 18 holes at Kiawah Island

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – After the first day of competition at the Kiawah Island Invitational, the Brevard College men’s golf team sits in 15th place, 16 strokes off the pace set by Erskine and Flagler, who ended the day tied atop the leaderboard.

The Tornados shot an 11-over par 299 through 18 holes as the entire 18-team field ended the day separated by only 24 strokes. Five teams shot even par or better on the day. The Tornados are one stroke behind Coker and Valdosta State for 13th place and just six strokes from the top ten.

Luis Vega led the Tornados with a one-over 73 on the day, which placed him in a tie for 23rd with 18 other golfers. Trym Falch and Alejandro Montanes shot a three-over 75, deadlocking them for 48th position, while Craig Stephen tied for 59th with a 76. Oskar Lundgren rounded out the Tornados’ contingent with a five-over 77.

Armstrong’s Cory Griffin grabbed the overall lead with a five-under 67 on Monday, one stroke ahead of four golfers tied for second place.

Second-round play begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The first Brevard golfer to tee off will be Lundgren, who begins his round at 9:10 a.m.

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