Tornados in eighth after 18 holes at Hummingbird Intercollegiate

CASHIERS, N.C. – After 18 holes at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate in nearby Cashiers, Brevard sits in a tie for eighth place with Samford in a field featuring eight Division I programs.

The Tornados shot a 14-over 298 on the day, 20 strokes off the pace set by a Clemson team that is receiving votes in the latest NCAA Division I poll. Furman joined the Tigers as the only two teams to shoot under par, trailing Clemson by one stroke as the Paladins were five-under for the day. Marshall also had a solid day, shooting an even par 284.

Fellow South Atlantic Conference school Wingate, which is currently the 25th-ranked team in Division II, was eight-over for the day to land in fifth place, six strokes ahead of the Tornados.

Brevard was led by the strong play of Luis Vega, who wrapped up 18 holes of play tied for 24th place individually at two strokes over par. Oskar Lundgren was not far behind at three-over, while Sebastian Strehl and Trym Falch were four and five strokes over par, respectively.

Marshall’s Logan Lagodich and Wehman Hopke of Furman lead the field, two strokes clear of their nearest competitors at four-under par.

The Tornados did the most damage on par five holes, where the team averaged 4.8 strokes per hole and was three-under par. Brevard also notched 48 pars on the day, second only to Clemson’s 54.

Due to expected wintry weather in Western North Carolina on Saturday, the final 18 holes will be played beginning Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available through a link on the men’s golf schedule page.

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