Brevard finishes Newberry College Invitational in 16th

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Brevard College men’s golf team closed out the 54-hole Newberry College Invitational with a solid third round that propelled the Tornados to a 16th-place finish.

The tournament, which included three rounds of golf in two days, was played on the famed Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The Ocean Course gained notoriety in 1991 as the site of “The War on the Shore,” a classic Ryder Cup victory for the Americans that left Bernhard Langer weeping after missing a six-foot putt on the last hole that would have retained the cup for the Europeans. The course was also host to Rory McIlroy’s record eight-stroke win in the 2012 PGA Championship and is widely considered among the top golf courses in North America.

The Tornados improved considerably during Tuesday’s final round, shooting nine strokes better than their previous low round of the tournament. Brevard was in 10th after 18 holes, but a difficult second round put a top-ten finish out of reach. The Tornados rebounded over their final 18 holes, however, as Oskar Lundgren and Sebastian Strehl both carded five-over 77’s, tied with Trym Falch’s first-round score as the lowest by a Brevard individual for the tournament.

Lundgren was the top finisher for the Tornados, finishing in a tie for 43rd with a three-round score of 240. Falch tied for 51st two strokes back of Lundgren, while Strehl finished 54 holes in 244 strokes. Chris Fry and Florian Peyssonneaux carded a 254 and 263, respectively.

Limestone surged to the victory on the strength of a third-round 296, overtaking Georgia Southwestern for the tournament lead by two strokes. Mount Olive’s Sebastian Anderson won the overall title by one stroke over North Greenville’s Christian Constance, finishing at two over par.

Mars Hill was the top finisher among South Atlantic Conference schools, finishing in 10th place at 949 strokes. Catawba was 11th overall, while Coker finished 13th and Newberry 14th. Tusculum rounded out the SAC contingent in 18th place.

The Tornados next compete at the Richard Rendleman Invitational, hosted by Catawba at the Country Club of Salisbury March 2 and 3.

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