Brevard sits third at Cliffs Intercollegiate

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – The Brevard College men’s golf team finished a splendid first round at the 2016 Cliffs Intercollegiate in third place of 13 competing schools, eight shots out of the lead.

The Tornados shot a first-round 300 on the par-72 course, finishing 12 strokes over par. Brevard is eight strokes behind Young Harris, which holds a one-stroke lead over Queens heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Junior Luis Vega continued his resurgence in the spring with an even-par 72 to tie with Queens’ Mike Downey for third place, three shots out of the lead. Oskar Lundgren and Craig Stephen, who is competing as an individual, were two shots behind Vega in an eight-way tie for seventh place on the leaderboard.

Craig Stephen was Brevard’s third finisher with a four-over 76, with Paul Calac’s six-over 78 representing the final component of Brevard’s team score. Trym Falch carded a 79, ensuring that all six Tornados in attendance finished their round in less than 80 strokes.

Young Harris fired a four-over 292, headlined by a 69 from David Wallin that bested Queens’ Jonathan Noble by a stroke for the individual lead, to pace the 13 teams in attendance. The Tornados trail only Queens among the four South Atlantic Conference rivals in attendance.

The Tornados will conclude the tournament with 18 holes Tuesday.

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