Tornados compete on both coasts in Monday golf action

VALLEJO, Calif. and SALISBURY, N.C. – Brevard split its men’s golf team into two squads on Monday, sending golfers to both the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout in California and the Richard Rendleman Invitational in nearby Salisbury.


Seven golfers and coach David Nelson made the westward trek to Vallejo, California to compete in a 54-hole, two-day tournament hosted by Cal State-East Bay. Oskar Lundgren continued an impressive season with a one-over 143 on the par-71 course and sits in a five-way tie for sixth place heading into Tuesday’s final round.


Lundgren was remarkably steady, firing a first-round 71 before adding a stroke in his second round. He birdied the first three holes of the day and had six birdies overall to lead the Tornados.


Sebastian Strehl rebounded expertly from a difficult first round to shoot even par on his second 18 holes. The Asperg, Germany product finished at nine-over on the day to finish second for the Tornados in 24th position overall.


Trym Falch was two strokes behind Strehl, with Steffen Heckele providing the fourth score and Paul Calac finishing fifth for the Tornados. Craig Stephen and Florian Peyssonneaux competed as individuals, landing in 42nd and 52nd on the leaderboard, respectively.


Brevard is currently tied for sixth with host Cal State-East Bay’s B team at 36 strokes over par. Sonoma State, currently ranked 33rd nationally by Golfstat, leads the field at a stroke over par, with Cal State-East Bay and Holy Names tied for second 16 strokes back and 33rd-ranked Cal State-San Bernadino 20 strokees over par.


In Salisbury, Brevard’s other group of golfers landed in 10th place of 12 teams at 30 strokes over par. The Tornados find themselves within eight strokes of seventh-place Tusculum heading into Tuesday’s second and final round.


North Greenville set the pace at seven strokes over par, with Lenoir-Rhyne its closest competitor six strokes back. Luis Vega led the way for the Tornados at five strokes over par to sit in 24th place.


Declan Addison and Chris Fry tied for 39th position at eight strokes over par, with Calum McAndrew one stroke back of the pair. Seth Robertson of North Greenville and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Carlos Lasso are tied for the lead at a stroke under par.


Both tournaments will conclude play with 18 holes on Tuesday, with live scoring for the Pioneer Shootout available through a link at bctornados.com.


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