Lundgren, Calac earn all-tournament honors; Tornados take thirdApril 5, 2016
LOUDON, Tenn. – Oskar Lundgren and Paul Calac earned all-tournament honors for Brevard at the Tennessee River Rumble, leading the Tornados to a third-place finish three days after the team’s win at the Etowah Spring Challenge.
Lundgren was two over par with a two-round score of 146 to finish in second place, one stroke off the pace set by individual medalist Dalton Reese of Carson-Newman. Lundgren earned his fifth top-ten finish of the season and scored among the top five for the second consecutive outing following the Etowah Spring Challenge on Saturday. The runner-up marks his best finish since winning the Hummingbird Intercollegiate with a five-under 66 on Nov. 1.
Hard-charging Paul Calac earned all-tournament honors by tying for fifth place at six-over for the tournament. Calac won a scorecard playoff with Niklaus Kennedy of Carson-Newman and Anderson’s David Watcher after carding an even-par 72, six strokes better than his first-round score.
With his second straight top-five finish, Calac continues a springtime hot streak that has seen him shoot 74 or better six times and earn a win the Etowah Spring Challenge with a two-under 70 on Saturday afternoon.
Sebastian Strehl finished in a five-way tie for 12th with a 10-over 154. Luis Vega provided Brevard’s fourth score four strokes back of Strehl, with Craig Stephen and Calum McAndrew placing 42nd and 46th, respectively.
Carson-Newman shot a tournament-low 298 on Tuesday, winning by eight strokes over second-place Lincoln Memorial. The Tornados finished two strokes behind the Railsplitters and one shot ahead of Wingate in a tightly-bunched grouping. Eight South Atlantic Conference teams were represented among the 11 institutions in attendance.
The Tornados’ next competition will come at the highly-anticipated 2016 SAC Men’s Golf Championship, which Brevard will host at nearby Etowah Valley Golf Club. All 12 conference teams will be in attendance and will commence the three-round tournament with 18 holes on Sunday, April 17.
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