Tornados one stroke off the lead after 36 holes

MONROE, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s golf team sits in second place just one stroke back of the leaders after 36 holes of the 15th annual J. Ralph Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate, hosted by Wingate University at the Monroe Country Club.


The Tornados were locked in a three-way tie for fourth place with South Atlantic Conference rivals Mars Hill and Lincoln Memorial through 18 holes but surged ahead in the second round. The Tornados were four over par as a team in the second round of the day, which matched Wingate’s second-round total as the second-lowest team round through 36 holes.


Wingate holds the slim one-stroke advantage over Brevard entering Tuesday’s final 18 holes, compiling a team score of 589, 13 strokes over par. The field is tightly bunched, with seven strokes separating the top seven teams. Nearly the entire 15-team field is in contention for a win on Tuesday.


Luis Vega is in second place at two strokes under par, trailing only King University’s Leennawat Numpituckchaikul for the individual lead. Vega was three under par with a second-round 69, tied with two other players for the second-lowest individual round of the tournament. Trym Falch is tied for sixth at six strokes over par. Oskar Lundgren and Declan Addison counted six and 12 stokes over par toward the team total, respectively, while Sebastian Strehl rounds out the Brevard contingent.


The Tornados will seek the tournament victory in tomorrow’s tournament victory. The Wingate Sports Network will have a live stream of action on the ninth hole available throughout the day at www.wingatebulldogs.com/live.

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