Tornados in second after Etowah Intercollegiate first round

ETOWAH, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s golf team sits squarely in contention for the win after the first day of the Etowah Intercollegiate, held just minutes from Brevard’s campus at the Etowah Valley Country Club.


The Tornados shot an 11-over 299 on the day to finish the first 18 holes in second place, just nine strokes off the pace set by North Greenville. South Atlantic Conference opponents Lincoln Memorial, Mars Hill, and Anderson finished the first round third through fifth, respectively, while Milligan and Cape Fear Community College rounded out the field.


Luis Vega paced the Tornados through the first round, shooting an even par 72 to finish in a tie for fourth place with Anderson’s David Wachter. Alejandro Montanes finished at three-over, while Trym Falch, Sebastian Strehl, and Oskar Lundgren all tied for 14th at four-over par to complete the Tornados’ contingent.


North Greenville’s Chase Fisher and Tucker McDonald shot a 69 and 70, respectively, to lead the field after 18 holes. The Crusaders placed three golfers among the top six finishers en route to taking the first round lead.


Several Tornados also competed as individuals, since each team is only allowed five entries into the tournament to count toward the team score. Florian Peyssonneaux had the most impressive showing among the Brevard individuals, tying for 14th along with Falch, Strehl, and Lundgren at four-over on the day.


Tomorrow’s second round tees off from Etowah at 9:00 a.m.


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