Lundgren wins rain-shortened Hummingbird IntercollegiateNovember 2, 2015
SAPPHIRE, N.C. – Oskar Lundgren has been declared the winner of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate after inclement weather forced the cancellation of Tuesday’s second round, besting golfers from seven Division I teams among the 11 competing schools to take home the title.
Lundgren’s five-under 66 was the fourth-best individual round in the tournament’s history and was the lowest score carded since 2011. Lundgren and teammate Trym Falch, whose score of 70 was a stroke under par, were the only two Division II golfers to shoot below par on Sunday.
The Swedish-born junior birdied six holes during his masterful performance on Sunday, including three consecutive holes on numbers eight through 10. His only bogey came on the par-four 13th, but he responded with a birdie on the 15th and punctuated his round with a final birdie on No. 18 to surge into the lead.
Lundgren’s 66 is believed to be the best round in Brevard men’s golf history. He becomes the first Tornados’ men’s golfer to win a tournament since Kim Koivu’s victory at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Kannapolis, North Carolina on Feb. 26, 2013 and the first-ever Tornado to win a Division I tournament.
Lundgren now has back-to-back top five finishes after tying for fourth place at the King University Invitational and is six strokes under par over his last two tournaments. He is among the top performers in the South Atlantic Conference with a 72.17 stroke average during the fall competition season.
Falch finished in a four-way deadlock for 19th with a one-under 70. Like Lundgren, he began with a three-under 33 on the front nine before closing out an impressive round tied with golfers from Colgate, Elon, and Belmont.
The tournament was scheduled to conclude with 18 holes on Monday, but rain showers overnight continuing into this morning rendered the course unplayable.
Brevard officially finishes seventh out of an 11-team field that included seven Division I teams, Brevard and fellow SAC member Wingate, and one school each from the Division III and NAIA ranks. Wofford shot an eight-under 276 to win the team title, three strokes ahead of Marshall and four ahead of tournament hosts Western Carolina. Each of the Terriers’ top three golfers finished tied for fifth at three under par.
The Tornados will now break for the winter before returning to action at the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate on Feb. 15 and 16 in Fleming Island, Florida.
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